Story of Lovers on a Train

Gad Hollander

2006, 02:47 minutes, colour/B&W, English ( and French on the dvd)


The predominant image of this work is a night-time view of a landscape shot through a train window. A series of inter-titles and a selection of cutaway shots from various sources combine to create the "story" of the title. A different set of inter-titles over the same image-sequence would produce a different story; conversely, the same inter-titles superimposed on another sequence of images would give us virtually the same "story" but in a different setting. Either way, the story is neither explicitly seen nor told but is a construct of our imagination that takes place off-camera and between the lines. What we see, hear and read is a collection of audio-visual elements rhythmically edited to suggest a plausible drama - a passion, a romance, a tragedy or even a farce.

Most of the footage was shot on DV in eastern Europe in the spring of 2000. The rest was shot on out-of-date B&W Super-8 stock as well as on DV in various locations including Moscow, London & Israel. Some of the edited material has been used in other recent works: Black Love and midnight Horse (both 2005).

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