György Pálfi’s Hukkle
The world of cinema is most often constructed out of three shots: the wide shot, the medium shot, and the close-up. It’s a relative analog to our own visual perceptions. György Pálfi’s Hukkle (2002) uses these three elements but ads a fourth shot that goes beyond our normal viewing. Pálfi adds the super close up shot to the rhythm of his editing, weaving a world we do not normally incorporate into the mix of our awareness. We see the field, then we see the picnicker under the tree, then her face, and then an ant making its way through the grass.