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In Some Kind of Intimacy, the UK director Toby Bull considers the unknowable inner lives of the sheep that roam near, and often on, his parents’ graves. During a phonecall with his brother, he wonders: do they in some way know that their parents are buried below? Could sheep ever know such a thing? Would they even need to know for the scene to have some sort of meaning? Comprised of sparse shots of the landscape in Shropshire where his parents are buried, Bull’s short film forms an original and poignant meditation on loss.
Director: Toby Bull
Producer: Isidore Bethel
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