The Dreams of Centenarians
The characters of Verba’s film are at least one hundred years old; they were born in the 19th century and live in ancient spaces. They share their memories in front of the camera; they speak about their youth, romantic relationships and the hardships they have survived. They shed tears, celebrate birthdays with many beloved family members, and even become entangled in some comical situations. Verba juxtaposes images of younger faces near the wrinkled centenarians, silently highlighting the flow of time and the connection between different generations.