Lonely Hearts [Dennis Cahlo, USA, 2019]

Lonely Hearts begins with the shot of a mirror and the words ‘YOU ARE ENOUGH’ scrawled upon it in lipstick. In the same singular shot, the camera slowly tracks through the rooms of an apartment as we hear the voiceover of a self-help tape offering words of encouragement, asking the central question: “what is the truth when we look in the mirror?” The camera stops, finding a woman dressed in a white jumpsuit sitting on her bed with her back us, listening to the tape on large headphones. She stands up, walking out of shot as the film’s title card appears in mustard-yellow, upper-case lettering.