SHORT FILM SATURDAY: THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF MISTER HOLLOW (2008)

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An image that tells an entire story, THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF MISTER HOLLOW centers on a single photograph that dates back to the early 1930s. As the camera begins to investigate the particulars of the photo, however, it reveals a tapestry of secrets hidden in the details, and a tale of murder, kidnapping and sacrifice captured in a haunting moment.

Directed by Rodrigo Gudiño, Vincent Marcone.

Written by Rodrigo Gudiño.

Starring Julian Richings, Alan Alderton, Lea Lawrynowicz, Tony Morrone.

Filmed in Canada.

Six minutes and nine seconds.

“A picture is worth a thousand words” may indeed be an age-old cliché but after watching The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow you will not be able to deny that it applies so well here. “Look closely” can also be used to great effect here. There is either no movement or little at all and there is no dialogue whatsoever; the actors, including the fantastic character actor Julian Richings, are accredited more for their presence than for their performances. By the time this film was over, though I pride myself on being able to understand most things, I had questions and was ready to watch the film once more. So, view The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow and let me know what you think is going on. Enjoy.

 

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