Where form meets function

In her latest project, filmmaker Tatia Pilieva rounded up 20 complete strangers and asked them to kiss for the first time on camera. Shot in black and white and set to music by Soko, the short film captures the initial awkwardness and embarrassment felt by nearly all the participants and follows them through the first time they kiss. The resulting chemistry varies across the board with some taking a more conservative approach while others engage in a lengthy, more passionate experience.

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