Cinema Studies Institute undergraduate student, Sally Walker-Hudecki premieres her short film, Foreign Ages at the Toronto Queer Film Festival on Thursday, March 25, 2021 as part of the Queer Emergencies program.
Foreign Ages is an epistolary experiment in presenting fractured consciousness as a complex partial seizure (in which one stays awake but in an altered state) blurs life spontaneously. Shot in dystopian, claustrophobic Toronto on super 8mm and an iPhone, Foreign Ages is a young woman’s quick clip at a life interrupted. Action and music, synced with collages of 35mm photographs and intertitles, capture the experience of recognizing oneself despite fear. This type of seizure can cause deja vu as well as jamais vu (the inability to recognize what is familiar to you). The film depicts the director’s experience of the seizure from the inside rather than the outside.
All Toronto Queer Film Festival events are pay what you can and films will be accessible from March 25 to April 25, 2021.