In solitude, we are able to recover our energies and start being ourselves again. But we are also social beings – who doesn’t like a good laugh with loved ones? The pandemic has changed the way we relate to other people – it forced us to become more distant. But it has also made it clear that we want to stay connected. And when we’re free to connect, it’s difficult to know where to start. We want to get out there and finally let loose, but it feels a bit vulnerable. The words might not come out the same way. It may be scary to touch. It is like learning to talk or walk all over again.
Eyes Wide was shot right after the lifting of the lockdown. It captures the mixed emotions of someone who is trying to open up to the world and crawl back into their shell at the same time.