Inside Me There Is No One

Documentary film, 2015-16, 2020
Duration: 15 mins

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"For many years, I’ve had a huge fascination with the Spanish Holy Week processions. The first time I was in Spain, I started seeing these little Nazareno figures everywhere and became kind of obsessed with collecting them. In 2015, I was due to spend a couple of months in Andalusia — specifically the small town of Jerez de la Frontera — and it turned out I was there for Holy Week. I spent the whole week walking around the town shooting hours and hours of footage of the processions, which went on 24 hours a day. It was blissful and made me so happy, like I’d just walked into a movie or a Ferdinado Scianna photograph. There’s several versions of this film and it contains some of my favorite images I’ve ever made. Like most things in this world, if you mute the soundtrack and listen to Mahler’s Adagietto from Symphony #5 on repeat while watching, it will tear your heart out. I recommend you giving it a try. This is yet another film I spent a long time editing. Like a lot of my films, I feel it’s somewhat open (not 'unfinished' because I don’t really believe in endings), but it’s one of my many friends that I always end up opening back up and getting inside when I feel like I need them. In 2020, I thought it felt okay to create a completed cut, which I am presenting here."