Fractal Story Spaces - Trust me, Touch me, Assume me - The Seventh Pain: a film that does not exist 1'01'55'' 2017


‘A director gets obsessed fantasising about the adult lives of a young actress named Leni Tanzer.

Once she finds the mature actress,

she tricks her into thinking they are going to make a film about who she is now.

Unknowingly Leni exposes herself to the damaging process of a psychological mind game’.


The Seventh Pain is a proposal for a ‘film’ about the lives of Leni Tanzer,

explored through three relating expanded cinema performances Fractal Story Spaces. 

This performance triptych 'Trust me, Touch me, Assume me'

questions the (ab)use of power in relation to the (ab)use of trust,

hierarchy and interaction viewed from different perspectives within different relationships

in confrontation with the construction of cinema.

Fractal Story Spaces suggests the creation of the film The Seventh Pain 

and aims to continuously impose alternative positions in between different perspectives

-of and -onto the maker, performer and spectator while merging the perceptive experience of cinema,

theatre and the performative arts.




Director, Cinematographer, Screenplay: Lisa-Marie Vlietstra
Starring: Milena Naef, Lisa-Marie Vlietstra
Cinematography Spain: Daniel Donato, Lisa-Marie Vlietstra
Editor: Nico Bunnik
Sound design: Willem Schneider
Appropriated Footage: The Seventh Continent, 1989
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Leni Tanzer as Eva




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