Throughout turtleneck we only learn the name of one character and that’s in her absence. The film otherwise follows a meandering protagonist, disillusioned with the menial tasks that make up her workdays and distracting herself with the sporadic youtube links from an admirer somewhere on her periphery, forming a mixtape too fragmented. In an era of over-analysing, solace is sought out through the landscape but it too struggles from a congested city, adorned with plastic waste and leaving little space for reflection.
turtleneck a prologue & anthology, is a collection of 35mm photographs documenting all that came before the film. Hand bound and also featuring a few video stills from the rehearsal process, the zine opens with an introduction by comedian & actor clara pluton who plays shorts in the film.
a film by hannah ford, with luccia rennie as turtleneck & cinematography by matt mead, also featuring clara pluton, caro luttringer, ben moores, samuel "$immy" ampiah, slosi, joseph railton, nathalie limon, alex goforth, svetlana igorievna majstrosestrovskij, veronika kelemen, olivér norbert, ilya lapin & charly flyte, turtleneck’s costume kharise francis, sound recordists lones muaka & davide defendi, art department & additional sound recording nayan patel, river sequence vlad potop, colourist vlad barin, carpenter & boatman adelin balan, production assistant morten wright, sound design cracked hands, additional sound mixing karma zheng zhu, also featuring music by mt. judge & zep tepi & artworks by kitra & andrei ganser, thank you to leila kimiai-nia, addison cristiano, lily dowden & andrew wilson