Fine – dir. Emma Scotson, Valen-Marie Santos

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Original Film Title: Fine

Director’s Name: Emma Scotson, Valen-Marie Santos

Writer’s Name: Emma Scotson, Stella Katherine Cole

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 4 minutes 26 seconds

Film Description:

Sometimes no is enough without having to explain the story of why. This video embodies and presents as many depictions of “no” as possible. It abandons linear narratives to embrace the abstraction & unpredictability uncovered when exploring the world of a sentiment/feeling. Many iconic “revenge/breakup” music videos starring women, portray these women as unhinged, crazy, and even demonic. It was essential that this NOT be the case in ‘Fine.’ In ‘Fine,’ the women are unchangingly grounded, empowered, and sane as they wreak destruction in order to tell the man who brought trauma/pain upon them “no.” The symbols of this man (his apologetic gifts, the infantilized submissive school-girl-esque image of women he finds ideal, the surrealist box-world he has trapped them in) are the catalysts for the unhinged/creepy/horrific tone of this suffocating-box world, not the women.

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