Deutsche Version

Purple Sea

Director: Amel Alzakout    → show biography   
Director: Khaled Abdulwahed    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 2020
Synopsis: “I see everything,” she says, as if it were a curse. Brilliant sunshine, clear blue skies. The sea is calm, framed by a piece of railing. Buzzing voices. A peaceful moment if it weren’t for the fact that the sea is standing upright, vertical, like a waterfall. A rush of images, twirling, upside down, jolting. People in the boat, in the water, screams, life jackets, emergency whistles. Fluorescent orange, geometrical shapes cast by the sun. There’s no horizon any more, no sky, no up or down, only deepness and nothing to hold on to. Even time’s flow comes to a halt, contracting into the brutal present. She is filming and speaking. To him, to herself, to us, perhaps. Floating legs in sweat pants, jeans, thronged together. A blouse with butterflies, it looks like their wings are flapping in the water. The snake-like belt of a coat, a crumpled-up plastic cup, a pack of cigarettes. Fuck you all! She speaks, she rages, and she films to beat being tired, being cold, the fact that help isn’t coming. To beat dying, just for something to remain.
Language: Arabic
Forum participation year: 2020

Technical Attributes

Format: DCP
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: German
Resolution: 1920x1080
Size: 65,4 GiB
Container: DCP-SMPTE
Codec: JPEG2000, PCM
Running time (minutes): 67
Color: color
Sound: 5.1
Aspect ratio: 1:1,78
Frames per second: 25