Camera: Arri Alexa Mini
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'Raja Virdi directs his second in a trilogy of films for Passenger, with the emotionally affecting promo for Suzanne.
The film is set in the 1950s, and follows a boy-meets-girl love story, with the concept that memories can last a lifetime, but time is limited.
The narrative is a familiar one, but remarkable performances from the cast - in both present and past timelines - tie the concept together with a universal sense of regret and yearning.
DoP Pieter Snyman captures a bubbly, youthful energy with swathes of golden light and plenty of intimate closeups, which contrasts with the present day environment - a cold, blue and lifeless room, which has lost any sense of fun or contentment, and has no attachment to the vivid memories in her head.
The appearance of Passenger as the party band also adds a layer of meaning. They are present in both the past and present timelines - more of a ghost of a memory than a real physical presence, a soundtrack to a time which can no longer be experienced.'
-Rob Ulitski, Promonews, 16th Nov 2020