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VERITAS

VERITAS, 2012 (26 minutes) is a meditation on the immortality of truth and imagines various proposals. Truth is sanguinely digested – it’s more a dish haphazard and oblique, with a dose of humor and puzzlement. In this non-linear film: there are five chapters propelling characters – the majority are alone in the cave of their own pondering. However, there’s a consistent thread: the goings-on of a couple in flux. The film displays this pair in their ship of doubts, with no building to a crescendo – rather, a free- floating sense of anxiety pervades. This novella is made in Beijing and Paris – with an international cast and crew.

  • Sam Samore
    Director
    Mirror of Happiness, 2022
  • Sam Samore
    Director
    Hallucinations/Paradise, 2010
  • Sam Samore
    Writer
    Dead in Paris, 2022
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    China, France
  • Language:
    French, Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Sam Samore, 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

Veritas, 2012 stays in the tradition of Sam Samore’s recent films which can be described as visual poems oscillating between reality and fiction, often told as a non-linear narrative, reminding the viewer of fragmented fairy tales. These fragments show people alone or in interaction with others and often resemble dream sequences, confronting us with our secret wishes, fears and emotions – which are sometimes buried deep in our subconscious. Samore’s films reveal his continued interest in a critical analysis of how we live together in society – especially under the norms of gender, the assigning of roles, the codes of behavior, as well as the structures of power relations.