I love the word trouble

"I love the word trouble. It refers to everything that is not limpid, tidy. It’s a word that gets medicalised too often; a word used inappropriately by the police. And maybe we have ended up mistrusting this word – even when it refers to something from our internal selves. I want to bring the word back into favour. Unlike “indecision”, it is a term that refers to a tumult of the mind, to a state of suspension, to a sort of opacity of the real. That which is trouble merely suggests, without providing a basis for naming what is to come or what will arise. Being troubled is a state familiar to lovers. We know."

Read Claudio Pazienza's beautiful 'State of the Cinema 2019' for Sabzian here.

About the intimate language that inhabits us. In English, Dutch or French.

(Images: film stills from Kira Muratova's Brief Encounters, 1967 and The Long Farewell, 1971)