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An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
  • 2012
  • US
  • 93 min
  • Directed by: Terence Nance
  • Written by: Terence Nance
  • Cast: Alisa Becher, JC Cain, Dexter Jones
  • UK release: 11 February 2014
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An artist suffers existential angst when a girl stands him up.

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Winner of the Gotham Awards ‘Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You’ prize, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is a playful, exhilaratingly inventive reflection on the messy, heartbreaking business of unrequited love. Filmmaker Terence Nance is besotted with Namik Minter who remains lukewarm towards him. He aims to win her and woo her by making a film that deconstructs a one-sided relationship defined by misread signals and casual rejection. He layers his film like a painting, rewinding to revisit key moments and incorporating animated sequences all to impress the woman he loves. A smart, sweet love letter that blends cinematic sleight of hand with heartfelt emotion.

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