NOTES ON AN APPEARANCE

A film by Ricky D'Ambrose
2018, 60 minutes
No. 182
Narrative


NOTES ON AN APPEARANCE
$375.00
Description
A young man’s disappearance is at the center of Ricky D'Ambrose's extraordinary debute feature Notes on an Appearance, a film set inside New York City apartments, subway stations, bookstores, and cafés as the supporters of an enigmatic and controversial political theorist embark on a covert program of indiscriminate violence and censure. 

But Todd and Madeleine, who search for the missing David, soon enter the company of strangers promising diversion and intrigue, and the reasons for David’s disappearance become much less preoccupying — and less meaningful.


Festivals
Official Selection, Berlin Film Festival
Official Selection, New Directors / New Films
Official Selection, Jeonju Film Festvial


Reviews
“An anti-mystery in the tradition of L’Avventura assembled with the cool reserve of Robert Bresson.” 
– Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“Runs a concise 60 minutes and never wastes a frame. D’Ambrose imports the precision of Robert Bresson into an acerbic, cosmopolitan milieu, resulting in a fascinating little movie about people trapped by the details of everyday life and searching for a bigger picture that constantly eludes them.” 
– Eric Kohn, Indiewire

"An extraordinary new mode of movie narrative.” 
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"D’Ambrose nearly utopian vision of the city suggests a daydream. Like a quirkier Bresson, without the Catholic ennui.” 
– Greg Cwik, Slant Magazine