It goes without saying – although I’m about to say it – that I’m completely obsessed with future shorts. A celebration of the short film and a pop-up film festival, what more does a girl need?
Maybe a guy who keeps on asking her to marry him? All so that she can reject him again and again?
This is the plot-line of ‘The Girl with the Yellow Stockings’ a German film by Grzegorz Muskala from 2008.
Seems almost horrific the constant rejection, the pulling and pushing fit in this 6+ minute film. The aesthetic of the violence done my the girl to the boy. The violence of the boy who keeps on asking the same question, knowing the answer. The almost sadomasochistic dynamics of this twosome locked in a room, exposed to the audience.
As I’ve been engulfed in Georges Bataille of late I seem to read an act of transgression in the actions of this Girl with the Yellow Stockings [let's call her GYS voor short]. As she subverts the moment of the question. Breaks the convention and thus setting off a moment of uncertainty, violence and chaos, where everything is allowed and no taboo’s exist anymore. The GYS acts in this way consistently it seems as if she finds joy in annihilating the process. She begs him to ask again, only to shut him down. Then again the boy consistently asks the question fully well knowing the rupture of violence it ensues.
Ending on a maybe. Maybe the future will bring a positive answer to the question. But only if she’s lucky, as the boy states. And GYS reiterates, maybe.
Just another quickie before sitting down with friends for some mimosa’s and muffin’s for Sunday Brunch.