“Assuming a Pose” (short film program)

2007 | Happy in Arnhem

With lecture by Anneke Smelik, professor at the University of Nijmegen

Total running time: 51 minutes. Posing, dressing up, staging, and masking are at the heart of this program, which plays on cinema’s preoccupation with moments where reality meets fiction. “Posing” connotes not just a position or posture of the body, but also artificiality and pretense.