NY Times’ blog The Moment has exclusively premiered rising film director Alia Raza’s two-minute short film, Untitled (Terrace to Mirror), and to our pleasure it stars our Chloë Sevigny! The video is cannot be embedded at this point, so you’ll have to check it out at The Moment, alongside an interview about the clip with director Raza, in which Chloë is mentioned several times. From The Moment:
What a strange, short little film. How did this collaboration come about?
I made another film with Chloë last year for a different series. I originally wanted to work the burqa into that one, but it didn’t happen, so we did this as a separate little thing. She was a very good sport. My last project was in 10 parts, each 28 minutes long, so for now I just want to make really short things.
Sevigny is well appreciated for her bold style choices, but we’ve never seen her in a burqa. That might raise some eyebrows, which I assume might be the point.
My family is from Pakistan, and I’m a first-generation American. I was thinking of a rich lady from Dubai or something, but I liked that underneath she was blond and white. I have all sorts of conflicting stuff going on inside, so this was partly a way to visually communicate that.
Maybe Sevigny silenced some of her own inner conflicts by creating her first unisex line. Are you going to buy any pieces?
I’ll definitely want something. She has impeccable taste.