The National Gallery is collaborating with the London Film School on 'Transcriptions: LFS Shorts', an innovative new project which involves second term students producing short 3-4 minute films inspired by the Gallery’s collection as part of their course.

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From the film-maker:


When I was strolling around the National Gallery I always found myself in front of this painting as if being drawn by irresistible magnet. The more I absorbed into the painting, the more I was caught in a bizarre sensation of looking into a mirror.

Like on a triptych mirror, what I saw was reflections of a person on three different surfaces of time. I was also struck by its stylised composition and unconventional way of telling the story from which I read conflict, dissonance and vanity just as when I see my own reflection on the mirror. This got me into an idea of a girl who finds herself trapped into the mirror where her reflection rebels and exploits her. But also I was trying to get across the sense of prudence as parallel to the painting. The film resonates my contemplation from the painting and this particular phase of my life in which I walk through reflections of ‘what is real’ to get reach to the better place.


Eunji Kim


A piece inspired by Titian and workshop, An Allegory of Prudence,about 1550-65

Me and How I Got Here
MovieMe and How I Got Here
Alexandru Grigoras
The Beginning Is Nigh
MovieThe Beginning Is Nigh
Rupert Van Den Broek
And the Kid
MovieAnd the Kid
Zaklin Lentzou
The Traveller
MovieThe Traveller
Welf Lindner
The Shadow
MovieThe Shadow
Joanna Bence
Selves Portrait
MovieSelves Portrait
Daniel Chaytor
Alexandra McGuiness
Connie Pui Kwan Wong
Not in July
MovieNot in July
Mónica Bravo
A Portrait of you
MovieA Portrait of you
Pierre-Alain Giraud
A Ruthless Canvas
MovieA Ruthless Canvas
Javier Correa