• Director

    Natasa Prosenc Stearns

  • Country, Year, Length

    Slovenia, 2024, 9:25

  • Category

    Experimental Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

Visibly Introspective: A series of soul searchers

April 26, 2024 @ 4:15PM • MoMI – Redstone

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In the Middle Ages a misericorde was a weapon used to put a wounded knight out of his misery. As a theological term, it refers to forgiveness and compassion. In French it has been used as an invocation, notably in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot: “Christ have mercy on us!” That there may be no one listening (or arriving) remains a central anguish, felt in the depression, addiction and other disorders, that are normal responses to increasingly abnormal culture.

This film strikes the chord of even deeper anxiety, moving through a dreamscape of distorted mirrors, fluctuating boundaries, and uncertain identity. A man fractured in narcissistic multiplications, a woman overtaken by sorrow and grief, are lost both to themselves and to each other.

Yet there is a beauty to their shared ordeal, a nature pulsing with possibilities as near and intimate as they seem out of reach. It suggests the accord that comes with awareness, the passion that springs from despair.


Natasa Prosenc Stearns, Director, Živa, Hotel Diary, Souvenir, Evening
Natasa Prosenc Stearns, Writer, Živa, Hotel Diary, Souvenir, Evening
Natasa Prosenc Stearns, Producer, Živa, Hotel Diary, Souvenir, Evening
Natasha Maidoff, Key Cast
Carmela Segal, Key Cast
Alan Joseph Marx, Key Cast
Milko Lazar, Music
Lisa Stoll, Cinematography

Director Biography

Slovenian born visual artist and filmmaker Nataša Prosenc Stearns earned her BA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. She moved to Los Angeles on a Fulbright Grant for her MFA at California Institute of the Arts. Her body of work ranges from single and multi-channel videos, video installations, short and feature films, video objects and print media. She is known for creative use of non-gallery spaces and large multi-channel installations. Her films Souvenir, (released by Cinema Epoch), The Trial of Socrates, (collaboration of 23 filmmakers), Hotel Diary, Živa and others explore innovative strategies in storytelling and visual expression.

Nataša’s films and artworks have been shown internationally. Her work was also featured in the contemporary opera CodeL.

List of festivals, exhibitions, awards and grants at the link below.


Nataša lives in Los Angeles and in Ljubljana Slovenia.