Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
This London-based film, the feature directorial debut of North American director Benson Lee, brought a 1998 Sundance Film Festival acting award for stage actress Andrea Hart in her first film. Beginning in black-and-white, the story opens with screenwriter Roman (James Hicks) failing to construct a serious social drama around career-woman Marianne (Julie Alanagh-Brighten), who successfully competes with men in the business world. With a switch to color, Roman awakens, creatively blocked, and heads to the financial district to find inspiration. There he encounters Gloria (Hart), who drops her cell phone and key. This enables him to enter her house and assemble a profile of her life by looking over her clothing, books, photos, and diary. Then he gets an even more intimate, voyeuristic glimpse by hiding in her closet when she returns. Shown in the Market section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.