Friday, February 10, 2017

Why ‘Butterfly Kisses’ Shot in Black and White with RED Monochrome and Lenses from ‘The Shining’

To shoot a disturbing new film that deals with pedophilia, cinematographer Nick Cooke decided to go Monochrome.

Many find pedophilia to be a black and white subject, but British filmmaker Rafael Kapelinski wants to explore the gray. Butterfly Kisses, premiering at Berlinale this weekend, is an intimate look into the dark impulses that undergird pedophilic acts. When we meet Theo, a young teenager living in a housing project in London, it’s clear that something’s not right. He takes an extreme liking to one of the neighbor’s young girls, spying on her from his window and making inroads to get close to her. But is this merely adolescent angst channeled into an object of innocence, or is Theo attempting to stave off the impulse to abuse a child?

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Why ‘Butterfly Kisses’ Shot in Black and White with RED Monochrome and Lenses from ‘The Shining’

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