Melancholy recollection of two stories of first love.
The narrator relates two anecdotes from her youth,
seemingly unrelated, but linked by both their sweetness and tragedy.
What does she remember about first love?
Akwardness, embarassment, secrecy, and abandon.
The moral of the story? Once you fall hard, you better duck.
The visual track, hand processed and manipulated
to create a feeling of longing and remembering,
explores a childhood compulsion and sadism
which foreshadows the tragic conclusion to the story---
murder, and the impossibility of true love.
WHAT I REMEMBER
Essay, Canada, 1998, 6 min, b & w