Created by Canadian film students Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg, and recently debuted at the Toronto Film Festival,”Noah” captures the life of millenials—in fact, contemporary life for all of us–better than anything I’ve ever seen.
Set totally on a teen’s computer screen, this 17-minute film follows the online breakup of Noah and his girlfriend Amy.
From the get-go, Noah zips back and forth between windows and tabs, chatting, watching porn, playing games, listening to iTunes.
This online frenzy provides both the structure and setting of a classic love story.
What makes it so contemporary and affecting is not only the tempo, but the underlying sense of loneliness, the yearning for true contact within our fragmented digital environment.
It is an absolutely brilliant exploration of what it means to be human in the world of the machine.