Stay the Same
Production: UK 2013
Recording footage for this experimental documentary took place over the course of a year: every day at the same time in the same place. Stay the Same talks about our relation to time and the need to capture the feeling, the experience, the emotion. Without any words or changing the camera angle, the film goes from darkness to light, shows seasons and emotions. Never-ending change is the only thing that is constant. It broadens the boundaries of the form, creating a part of film poetry, showing beauty and pain present in every day. Director Sam Firth came to one and the same place at the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland every day at the same hour, and for ten minutes filmed her self-portrait. The film is an accumulation of these moments, accompanied by Fraya Thomse's score made especially for the film.