♡ https://vimeo.com/205364091 Seeing this come into being under Stian's wand, I realized how being picky, pertinent & helpful isn't easy. Those who exalt (for good reason) and exult at "Où gît votre sourire enfoui?" glide cheerfully over directors' mali/delicious squabbles, forgetting even Costa's metafilm is a fruit of painstaking second-split selection. Cinephiles aren't a fortiori cinemakers, let alone innovators.
I recently finished *Hainge's book wherein he argues for Grandrieux's cinema as a tactile/immersive experience rather than a strictly narrative one. With that in mind, I liked the underexposure since it pushes one to concentrate on what's happening, engulfing them in a sense. The titular 'surveillance' implies not just me the viewer 'surveilling' but also the possibility of 'being surveilled' out in that darkness.
"Stronger than the world night of dark plots
delights the emptiness of the sleeping body that burst
in stars when a dream plants the wine in the back of your head
And birds into stone from the pike land."