Penelope

The film is a lyrical treatment of Homer’s tale of Penelope, depicting her psychological struggle as she waits twenty years for her husband to return from the Trojan War.
It draws on the long-take filmmaking style of film directors such as Andrei Tarkovsky (The Mirror), Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai) and Bela Tarr (Werckmeister Harmonies). Director Ben Ferris and Director of Photography James Barahanos also embrace this style in their short films Ascension and The Kitchen.
The film premiered at the 4th One Take Film Festival in Zagreb Croatia as the Opening Night film in 2003. Penelope screened at the 56th Pula Film Festival in 2009 and was awarded the Van Gogh Award for Best Fantasy Film at the 2010 Amsterdam Film Festival. Ben has previously won awards for his one-take short films, winning the Grand Prix at the 2004 One Take Film Festival and the Grand Prix at the Inaugural Akira Kurosawa Memorial Short Film Festival in Tokyo in 2005. See more

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