For our third lesbian arthouse film during Pride Month of June, Halloween Boutique Psychotronic Reviews searches for the obscure and foreign. NUDE AREA (2014), a film from the Netherlands, is a curious piece of art as it has no dialogue at all. None. And yet as a moving picture, it captures a very poignant idea that the director/screenwriter wanted.
Naomi (Sammy Boonstra) one day sees a Fama (Imaan Hammam) on the train. She anamoured by the girl. Shy, Naomi is unable to approach her. Instead she follows her discovering where she lives and what gym and spa she attends. Soon she interjects herself into Fama’s life, and the two young women learn more about each other.
NUDE AREA was written and directed by Urszula Antoniak. The film paints a picture of the two leads, while the lack of dialogue intentionally makes the viewer wonder if it much of the film is simply Naomi’s fantasy. Barely noticed by critics, the film’s nudity and its LGBTQ topic may have attracted both midnight movie and arthouse fans alike. Your co-hosts take a look at the film and give their thoughts.