Image courtesy of Laida Lertxundi

Reverse Shot, Issue 30, 2011

Now in its fifteenth year, the mini-festival has returned larger than ever, ...Laida Lertxundi’s "A Lax Riddle Unit" (2011) also shows a series of gentle transformations. Each of the film’s turns reveals a surprise: a woman suddenly appearing in bed, and, from behind an album cover, her shy smile. With the film’s elements of Los Angeles landscape, houseplants, and James Carr’s plaintive “Love Attack,” continually rearranged like the letters of the title, which is an anagram for Lertxundi’s own name, there is the sense of kaleidoscopic rotation, breathtaking views made with the slightest of movements: changing light, cuts, and slowly revolving camera pans...

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