Stories of Transformation

Stories of Transformation

When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed right there in his bed into some sort of monstrous insect. [From Metamorphosis by Frank Kafka, 1916]

Working in collaboration with young people, Eelyn Lee drew on themes of transformation when shaping the process for a 5-day film project at Spotlight youth centre in Poplar, East London. On the first day of the project Eelyn presented the following provocation:

What if... one morning you awoke from troubled dreams to find yourself transformed right there in your bed in to your worst nightmare?

Through a range of workshops and improvisation exercises the group made three short stories of transformation inspired by the opening lines of Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

The film premiered in the Barbican Cinema on 8th October as part of OpenFest, 2016.
Commissioned by the Barbican / Funded by Into Film / 2016

Additional Filmmaking Facilitator - Winstan Whitter
Editor & Composer - Francis Morgan-Giles

Watch the film below:

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