This film is based on a theory developed by psychologist Arthur Aron in 1997, that four minutes of uninterrupted eye contact increases intimacy, this film brings together refugees and residents of European countries.
Once the premise has been set up with a simple piece of text, the joy of the film is just watching as a series of strangers stare into each other’s eyes. Some people can’t resist talking, some can’t help but smile at each other and two children can’t help but leap to their feet and start playing tag. It’s hugely watchable and kept involved all the way through and once you’re hooked enough to watch and turn up the sound, then you’re rewarded with hearing their reactions to the experience. Look out for the young couple who obviously are deeply smitten by the process…..