Hartley’s conscientious assistant in Berlin receives weekly letters from her boss and sends him the books he needs as he struggles in Amsterdam to create the staging for Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s opera, “la Commedia.”
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A short film from the Possible Films Vol. 2 collection; most of which feature Hartley transitioning into small digital shorts set in Amsterdam, Berlin, or Tokyo. They are more like home movies with Hal, transitional and not good. Though, The Apology and Adventure are worthwhile. The better bits of these shorts echo in Meanwhile, which is vintage Hartley.