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Margit Lukács and Persijn Broersen

14:30, Color, Stereo
In the film Crossing the Rainbow Bridge, Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukàcs are pushing artistic form and content to the limit. With a grand gesture, they open the floodgates of sentiment, but ingeniously prevent it all from turning into treacle. The film is shown on split screen, with the two parts sometimes complementing each other, sometimes being played off against each other. A simple story develops amidst this fragmentation, about two young people who are apparently involved in a love affair, and are thinking about each other. Their thoughts include the usual lovers’ dreams and tender reflections. Sometimes the camera takes over their musing, in a sort of ‘visual thinking’. Action, patterns and images then melt together, and continue the story in a poetically associative manner. Sometimes the lovers find each other and sing a song together. And then she says: it seems as if everything is connected.