James Franco’s short film The Clerk’s Tale will premiere on the closing night of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Seven high resolution images from the film have come online along with the film’s synopsis. Written, directed, and edited by Franco, the film “is a psychological portrait of a gay man trapped in the monotonous routine of life at a high-end menswear store.” The film stars John Kelly and Charles Dance. Hit the jump to read the full synopsis and see seven high-res images from the film.
Here’s the synopsis for The Clerk’s Tale:
Based on the eponymous poem by Spencer Reece, The Clerk’s Tale is a psychological portrait of a gay man trapped in the monotonous routine of life at a high-end menswear store. For Spencer, every day is a sequence of mundane tasks and empty exchanges. He fits a customer, straightens a display, takes his usual break at his usual time. But all the while the presence of an aging gay colleague eats away at him. Watching this older man, with his affects and almost grotesque habits, Spencer becomes keenly aware of the future that awaits him. The Clerk’s Tale is a haunting and delicately observed study in loneliness.
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