An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
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Time Out says
Tue Mar 6 2012Blending hand-crafted animation and low budget indie self-reflection, this debut film from Dallas-born artist Terrence Nance started life as an experimental short before being expanded to feature length. Drawing on his own experience, Nance plays a young man who arrives, alone and penniless, in New York City, hoping to make his name. Things look up when he meets a beautiful young woman (Namik Minter), but the course of their relationship – which crosses the line from platonic to romantic and back again – is far from smooth. Early reports suggest that what could have been a fey, self-indulgent effort is poignant and emotionally resonant, especially for those audience members who have sought the attention of an uncertain, flighty partner. ‘An Oversimplification of Her Beauty’ is one of 14 films to screen at the inaugural Sundance London event in April 2012.