Made in Corona: Inside Stories
There are certain elements out there who have decided to make people feel bad if the time in lockdown isn’t used “wisely”. So if you’ve come out of quarantine without knowing at least 15 recipes for sourdough or speaking Klingon then you’re somehow branded a failure.
Yet the films in Inside Stories don’t ignite sparks of jealousy about supremely talented people who did more with their time in isolation than eat beans and watch a boxed set of Desperate Housewives. Indeed, there is much comfort in the works on offer as they speak of a collective experience, a desire to explore and make sense of our complex lives even when faced with the most confined of circumstances.
Of course, the films here are – considering the restrictions that the filmmakers had to face – remarkable technical achievements. But they never fall into being technical exercises and mine a rich emotional vein that speaks of the darkness and light and the heart of confinement.
With films like these, any space you may be forced to inhabit doesn’t feel as small as it once did.