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' - Metamorphosis by Frank Kafka, 1916.

One hundred years after the publication of Kafka's Metamorphosis, Eelyn Lee drew on themes of transformation for a 5-day film project with young people in East London. Eelyn presented the 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.

Made in Collaboration with young people at Spotlight youth centre, Poplar.
Commissioned by the Barbican / Funded by Into Film / 2016

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

Watch a clip below:

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