Couples ride out the lows of a breakup



Dutch actor-turned-filmmaker Mees Peijnenburg directs this visual poem that charts the reality of a breakup with raw and heartfelt aplomb. “Most breakups aren’t easy,” says Peijnenburg. “Either you hold onto hope or you cry because things will never be the same.” The viewer never meets the couple at the heart of the story, instead they are decorporialized into text conversations and telephone static. “I wanted to keep the couple anonymous,” says the director, “and open for interpretation so any viewer could place themselves into this situation.”

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