SELECTION 10 : EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE

Curated by Nikola Gocić

THE LOST RECORD

Ian F Svenonius, Alexandra Cabral | 2021 | 1:07:00 | USA | 16mm |

The Lost Record” is a film about a girl’s relationship to a record she finds, a valueless “lost record” from the cut-out bin, which she brings to wider attention; first to her friends and then to mass culture.

The film is a set in an unnamed but vaguely sci-fi near-future. It stars a young woman (played by Pauline Jorry) who works a dead end job at an art factory, making high–end conceptual pieces on an assembly line for an insatiable market of money laundering speculators.
Her family life is strained with parents who watch “feel-o-vision” all day, and her love life is moribund; she is required by a ‘Central Erotic Authority’ to attend a sex club every week where near-anonymous encounters, arranged by algorithm, are the norm.