Kimberly Warner’s debut short film CPR takes the viewer on a richly aesthetic and symbolic journey through color, emotion and transformation. The heroine, who is both haunted and ultimately awakened by her own desires to be saved, finds herself in a Lynchian/Twilight Zone dream state where boundaries are blurred and the sub-conscious rules.
Kimberly draws from her background as a professional photographer to compose frames that leave an indelible impression on the viewer. Her still photography has a mysterious and cinematic quality that has clearly translated into her filming of CPR, where image and storyline bend together to create an evocative, avante garde narrative.
CPR was widely received and celebrated at it’s premiere in March 2012 at the Portland International Women’s Film Festival and now is making it’s public/internet debut on Vimeo.
As one reviewer wrote: “I am still buzzing about CPR!! I feel like her movie speaks to people, no, it’s speaks to the collective unconscious and at the subconscious level, it’s like a key or a password that unlocks…something. It’s beautiful! It’s really beautiful! …when an artist makes art, I am not sure they understand the ripples in the pond it evokes!” – G.H.
Click the image below to follow the link to watch the film: