Jesper Just b. 1974
Llano (2009)
Just’s cinematic films are known for their poetic explorations of place. In "Llano," a young woman attempts to rebuild, stone by stone, a collapsing wall amidst a torrential downpour on an otherwise sunny day. The absurdity of the action becomes apparent as the camera pulls back from the subject to reveal the artificial source of the rain — a makeshift structure of plastic tubing much like that used on Hollywood movie sets. The subject of Just’s film is locked in a laborious and fruitless attempt to rebuild while the man-made irrigation system continually thwarts her efforts.