Martha Wollner, legendary casting director, roams the streets in search of an actor to play
the role of a criminal. Through the random encounters that Martha undertakes with passers-by found in the New York district of Queens, the film reveals the growing intimacy between strangers with extreme finesse.
Martha Wollner is a legendary casting director. She talks to random strangers on the street. Her intentions are simply unknown. This film features two types of “intimate distances.” One between Wollner and the passers-by and the other between Wollner and the camera or the filmmaker. Some of the questions Wollner asks to seem completely random. However, some of her intimate dialogues with strangers disarm them, quickly forming closeness. Still, the camera always looks at Wollner from a distance, making the viewers occasionally feel uncomfortable about not being able to stop watching somebody else’s life. The camera describes an unknown eye and the closeness that we sometimes know and sometimes do not know. It skims through the streets of Queens, New York City, just like a CCTV working on an avant-garde film project. (Sung MOON)
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