Ready or Not
Director: Elenor Dolan Country: UK Genre: Experimental, Fantasy Runtime: 4m Screening: Block C Time: 7.00-8.00 pm
Ready or Not is based on Eleanor Dolan’s (writer and director) recurring childhood nightmare. The clock is ticking as Eleanor navigates through a dream-like ‘world’. All appears to be child’s play and Eleanor thinks it’s a game of hide and seek, until everything breaks down and she loses control. Eleanor is then thrown into the ‘void’; a limbo between fantasy and reality. The isolated house is a metaphor for her child-like state and the viewer is left with Eleanor – unable to return.
Eleanor Dolan graduated from Loughborough University with a First Class degree in Fine Art in 2017. Since then, she has worked on a number of student and professional productions as an art assistant, set dresser, background artist and actor. Ready or Not is the first film Eleanor has written and directed. She has a flair for the uncanny, inspired by filmmakers such as David Lynch and Jan Švankmajer and likes to experiment by pushing the boundaries between fantasy and reality.