Title: The Yearning Room
Duration: 22 minutes
Director: Minka Jakerson
Screenwriter: Minka Jakerson
Cinematographer: Sophia Olsson
Editor: Björn Kessler
Producer: Annika Hellström / Cinenic Film
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
2013 Berlin International Film Festival (Generation K-plus), Germany
2013 Gothenburg International Filmfestival, Sweden
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The Yearning Room is a romantic sex mystery that explores the boundaries between the body and the surrounding world. Anne spends the summer at her friend Julia’s summer house. This is the summer that Anne meets Olle. This is the summer that Julia betrays her. This is the summer that Anne commits the crime. Or was it an accident? A dream? As Julia’s disloyalty grows on Anne, her need of restoration is awakened. Somewhere between fantasy and reality, Anne regains her sense of self in the present.
I believe that certain narratives leave an imprint on our most private sphere. Romance tells us that our central measure of self-being is to be desirable for someone else. Traditionally the woman prepares and then she waits. This waiting is a state of readiness, an anticipation of fulfillment. By using a cinematic language that resembles that which is really being scrutinized, I hope that The Yearning Room will create a tension between distance and empathy.