Repetition (With Variation)
Let Them Eat Cake
The Soup Peddler
(2006) 13:00 35mm
Produced and written by Daniel M. Olsen. Produced, Directed and Photographed by Lisa Kaselak. Original score by Jonathan Kolm.
May, 2009 - International Short Film Festival Leuven
April, 2007 - Aarhus Festival of Independent Arts
April, 2007 - Short Escape Barcelona
March, 2007 - Vail International Film Festival
February, 2007 - Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival
How many answers does it take to change the question?
During a man's routine visit with his senile mother, he is faced with the stark resonance of her simple, repetitive questions: "How's your wife? How are the kids?" Divorced, childless, and staring into the maelstrom of mid-life crisis, the man cannot bear to face his failings. But, as with all epiphanous moments in life, his comes unexpectedly. Repetition (with Variation) vividly portrays the dynamic of exile and ephemeral kingdom in our lives.