The Purple Video
A perfectly formed silent romantic film breaking down true love to the basics of words on the screen. Halina Kliem uses the purity of text to convey love and longing across a truly captivating 4 minutes, 55 seconds. – Philip Ilson, Artistic Director for London Short Film Festival and Short Film Programmer for BFI London Film Festival
Loop or closing credits? "The Purple Video" explores themes of sexuality, love, and social politics through a female narrative of classical melodrama. Set in the private sphere of the home, the mute film uses elements of melodramatic TV series format such as flashbacks and an autographic voiceover to build a continuous open narrative of desire, forbidden longing, domestic violence, amnesia, abuse, and uneasy, inexact consequences of trauma.