Tales of Babylon

Tales of Babylon (2023)

Tales of Babylon opens with a cycling montage from the daily routine of bespectacled milquetoast Martin (Philip Tomlin). To the ironically repeating lyric “I follow you” from Lykke Li’s I Follow Rivers (2011) on the soundtrack, the camera remains fixed in medium close-up on Martin’s face, following his every disconsolate, down-trodden expression as he wakes,…

Nocebo

Nocebo (2022)

Nocebo first published by Sight and Sound, Winter 2022-2023 Synopsis: The UK, today. Filipino maid Diana arrives on the doorstop of fashion designer Christine, offering to help cure a mysterious affliction plaguing her mind as much as her body. Coming with her own history of trauma, Diana slowly sets about confronting her new mistress with…