ALLEGORY OF A MAIDEN

This is a story. Time passes. She wants him back. In her vivid imagination she talks to him, and he answers. She awakens each morning at dawn, and he has disappeared.

  • Sam Samore
    Director
    Mirror of Happiness, 2022
  • Sam Samore
    Writer
    Dead in Paris, 2021
  • Nathalia Acevedo
    Key Cast
    "No Name"
    Post Tenebras Lux, 2012
  • Andy Gillet
    Key Cast
    "No Name"
    Mystery at the Louvre Museum, 2017
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No

  • Germany
Director Biography - Sam Samore

I have written four published collections of fairytales. I’ve also exhibited paintings, photographs, and installations around the world in museums, galleries and Biennales. Besides many shorts, I have written and directed two feature length “artist films”: Hallucinations/Paradise, 2010 and Mirror of Happiness, 2022. I received a BA in Film /Television at San Francisco State University, and a MFA from the University of New Mexico.

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Director Statement

My films celebrate the sensibilities of such writers as Gertrude Stein and the stream of consciousness narratives of James Joyce. My films also continue in the footsteps of the pioneer Luis Buñuel. Recent examples of Magic Realism would include “The Lobster” by Yorgos Lanthimos, as well as the work of Brit Marling.