Joana Hogg (dir. The Souvenir, The Souvenir Part II, The Eternal Daughter, etc.1) spends a winter in Los Angeles and films her surroundings. In a voice-over she talks about wanting to make a film about modern LA.

This short (2023, 10 min) is very abstract so it's difficult to say much about it, but here are a couple quick thoughts:

  • it's dark!
  • shots of LA at dusk in the wind and rain. It's dusk and stormy right now in Joux, so at one point I wasn't sure if the thunder was coming from my headphones or from outside
  • the cemetery-in-the-snow shot is amazing. Very subtle and I loved what it doesn't show (gravestones). Lots of creative shots in geneal
  • "It's déformation professionnelle: my profession is to look for drama, and there's been a lot of drama around"

Stream it on the Centre Pompidou's website (they're the producers).


  1. I don't think I've actually seen any of her feature films yet, but these three have been on my to-watch list for some time