Ontological Meditations on Agate Mousse
Lebanese filmmaker Selim Mourad converges beauty, death, re-birth, queerness, ungendered bodies, sublimity, and much more in his “Agate Mousse”. The film is competing in IFFR’s main competition, the Tiger competition. Part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021.
This short series critically reviews films that present ambiguous characters. On the one hand, it aims to demonstrate a thesis, but then showcases an anti-thesis, culminating into a synthesis through the audiovisual language. The reviews explore Ivan's character from Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible and The Driver's character from Nicolas Refn's Drive (2011).