Three Minute Wonders (Luke Fowler, 2009)
Luke Fowler directed four short films for Channel 4′s 3 Minute Wonder slot; four portraits of four people who live in the same Victorian tenement in Glasgow. Even though the films are about the people and titled according to their names, the residents themselves barely appear. What is shown instead are the smallest details of their everyday surroundings (furnishings, books, scattered papers, views from their windows), flickering in and out of sight and repeating themselves as the camera alternately focuses, zooms, or slides back out of focus.
Watch it here!