The Houses that Are Left

The Houses that Are Left

Shelly Silver


New York at the start of the 1990s. Chris and her three friends manage to get by, working on jobs that they don’t really like and living out relationships that are more or less fulfilled. But what they do not realise: they are under observation from the Otherside – i.e. five dead persons gathered in a control room monitor events and eventually begin to interfere in the lives of the living. Driven by love, murder, jealousy and revenge, a labyrinthine story unfolds situated between mystery story and crime lit, documentary film and TV melodrama.

Film programme E for Exhaustion

Director / Script / Editing

Shelly Silver


John Kraus


Roy Nathanson, Curtis Fowlkes, E.J. Rodriguez


Judy Blazer, Maggie Low, Kate Valk , Quinn Raymond, Bill Raymond, Doug Barron, Larry Maxwell, Sam Coppola, Isa Thomas


Arsenal Distribution

Shelly Silver

Shelly Silver is a New York based artist exploring contested territories between public and private, narrative and documentary, and increasingly in recent years the watcher and the watched. She has exhibited worldwide, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Yokohama Museum, the London ICA, and the London, Singapore, New York, Moscow, and Berlin Film Festivals.

Films by Shelly Silver (Selection)
5 Lessons and 9 Questions about Chinatown 2009 | In Complete World 2008 | Suicide 2003 | 37 Stories About Leaving Home 1996 | Former East/Former West 1994 | April 2nd 1994 | We 1990 | Getting in. 1989 | Things I Forget to Tell Myself 1989 | Meet the People 1986