Prelude

in 2015 Competition

Content is Woman

Short | France | 7 min
  • Simon Welch
  • Simon Welch
  • Mel Z Céline Trouillet

Sequences of a contemporary Cinderella practising a Bach prelude and struggling to keep up with the tyrannical precision of metronomic rhythm are juxtaposed with images of her daily life, thereby generating the soundtrack for her own “film”. The metronome precisely beats time in a mechanical rather than a “musical” manner and may be a help or hindrance to development. The repetitious nature of piano practice suggests that the girl’s existence is also repetitive and that negative aspects of her relationship with her mother may be a prelude for future relationships.