THE ELEMENT

 
 Synopsis  Drunken and sick, she finds herself in the arms of a man who is attentively looking after her. This is the beginning of an unstable and intense relationship. As she struggles to rid herself of her ever-growing desire and desperate fascination for him, her sexual obsession transforms into a frantic jealousy, leaving her in a fragile state. Her frailty is, however, revealed to be the result of a deteriorating health condition, an ‘element’ deficiency.   The story unfolds with an old documentary narrating a forgotten episode of the Cold War, from the discovery of the ‘element’ deficiency to the fabrication of a notorious conspiracy plan, spreading the deficiency.   Years after the Cold War, the plan appears to have been implemented around the world, affecting entire generations, to which she belongs. As the disease takes over her, she confronts it in her uncanny way.

Synopsis

Drunken and sick, she finds herself in the arms of a man who is attentively looking after her. This is the beginning of an unstable and intense relationship. As she struggles to rid herself of her ever-growing desire and desperate fascination for him, her sexual obsession transforms into a frantic jealousy, leaving her in a fragile state. Her frailty is, however, revealed to be the result of a deteriorating health condition, an ‘element’ deficiency.

The story unfolds with an old documentary narrating a forgotten episode of the Cold War, from the discovery of the ‘element’ deficiency to the fabrication of a notorious conspiracy plan, spreading the deficiency.

Years after the Cold War, the plan appears to have been implemented around the world, affecting entire generations, to which she belongs. As the disease takes over her, she confronts it in her uncanny way.

 

Year of Production: 2018

Country of Production: United Kingdom

Running Time: 15 min

 

 

Credits

Writer and Director:  Nassrin Nasser

Producer: Sanam Soleimany

Cast: Emmanuelle Bouaz, Edward Saxby, Olivette Cole-Wilson, Parisa Tabeian

Director of photography: Hamidreza Ahmadi

Editor: Arash Ashtiani

Assistant director Joachim Neef

Sound Design and Mix: Rob Szeliga, John Cohen

Visual Effects: Nassrin Nasser