Winner of "Best Young Western Canadian Director" at the 2005 Vancouver International Film Festival.
The first film in Jamie Travis’s PATTERNS trilogy suggests a surrealist homage to the psychologically charged set designs of auteurs like Alfred Hitchcock and Douglas Sirk. The premise is simplicity itself: a woman waits for a call in her immaculate apartment. Comfortably immersed in her bath, she reveals a strange dream to the caller. Travis’s calibrated formal manipulations work up a terrific surface suspense.
Cast & Crew
- Courtenay Webber - Pauline
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I am not an expert and have a very general and basic knowledge of semiotics. When I watched this it made me think of an entry level film class for non-majors in college.
Great suspense but content didn't make any sense!
We loved it also! It gets richer and deeper and more complex with each episode. Don't understand why it's labelled as a comedy though.
Peculiar little short. Not sure I got the jist of this one....
Why are shorts strange?
Had me laughing a couple of times. Extremely high production values. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
I love the Patterns series, the closest thing I've seen is Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. It's bizarre, funny, creepy, and very surreal. It's not so much a story as a symbolic illustration of a relationship between two people. I'm not sure I fully understand it but it did prompt a great discussion with friends after watching it together!
Warning: if you watch Patterns you REALLY must watch Patterns II and Patterns III. The first two parts give you each character's view on a set of events. The third piece brings the two characters together, using interesting and strange visuals, dialogue, and song, to paint a picture of their strange dependencies.
I did not enjoy this film. I did not understand it and it didn't hold my attention.
it was a little strange
it was strange
Strange, different, decent soundtrack...