Strangers Kiss in Tatia Pilieva’s Short FilmBy: Alexandria Sardam - March 11, 2014
As I opened up my iPad for my daily pre-shower Pinterest browsing session I came across a black and white still that captured my attention. A friend of mine had pinned this picture of a man and woman in a locked embrace that was so passionate I had to force myself to look away. It was simply mesmerizing. The caption to the picture read, “strangers kissing.”
But why did my friend feel the need to pin a picture of two random people in a deep embrace? And why did I find the picture so beautiful?
After logging onto Facebook, I was greeted once more by the intriguing black and white picture. Yet another friend of mine shared the image but this time I realized it was a video. So naturally, my curiosity drew me in to click on the box that contained such vast visual appeal with equal parts intrigue.
Tatia Pilieva’s short film appropriately titled, First Kiss has one simple premise: Get 20 complete strangers to intimately kiss. Nothing more.
It sounds bizarre and I suppose it is. But after having watched the film, I thought it was perfect in its own non-perfect way.
It was awkward, it was random but it was interesting. It was so interesting. It made me smile and it made me happy.
Image Via YouTube