Days of Doubt

Days of Doubt
Director: Solomon Nagler

Canada, 2017, documentary, 22 minutes, N-7

Days of Doubt is a profoundly moving black and white exploration of space from Solomon Nagler, the prominent Canadian experimental filmmaker. Although the film does not feature dialogues, its visual language speaks louder than words. The focus of the film is the quotidian of an elderly duo, the rituals of which the film approaches with a respectful silence and dedication. Nagler views the bodies as well as the spaces that these bodies occupy. Perhaps this tranquillity is misleading? Days of Doubt is a delicate, graceful visual meditation.

About the director:

Experimental filmmaker Solomon Nagler initially studied Philosophy at Winnipeg University and Film Production at Concordia University in Canada. Nagler's films have been featured in Retrospectives at the Winnipeg Cinematheque, Excentris Cinema in Montreal, the Festival de le Cinéma Different in Paris, The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, The Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa, Robert Heald Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand, The Artist Film Workshop in Melbourne, Australia and the Cinematheque Quebecoise. His work also includes 16mm celluloid installations that engage with experimental architecture in galleries and public space. These works have been exhibited at the Toronto International Film Festival, 8-11 Gallery (Toronto), Artspace Gallery (Sydney, Australia), Send and Receive Festival of Sound (Winnipeg) and The Halifax Independent Filmmakers' Festival. Originally from Winnipeg, Solomon Nagler is co-founder of WNDX: Festival of the Moving Image in Winnipeg and currently lives in Halifax where he is a professor of film production at NSCAD University.

Section: Canadian short film programme "Architecture of Longing"

Screenplay: Solomon Nagler

Dir. of Photography: Jeff Wheaton

Cast: Tim Dunn, MJ Sakaria