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8 X 8: A Chess-Sonata in Eight Movements

Directed by Hans Richter, Jean Cocteau
United States, 1957
Avant-Garde

Synopsis

Experimental film by Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp & Jean Cocteau released on March 15, 1957 in NYC. Featuring original music by Robert Abramson, John Gruen & Douglas Townsend.Described by Richter as “part Freud, part Lewis Carroll,” it is a fairy tale for the subconscious based on the game of chess.

Synopsis

Experimental film by Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp & Jean Cocteau released on March 15, 1957 in NYC. Featuring original music by Robert Abramson, John Gruen & Douglas Townsend.Described by Richter as “part Freud, part Lewis Carroll,” it is a fairy tale for the subconscious based on the game of chess.

8 X 8: A Chess-Sonata in Eight MovementsDirected byHans Richter, Jean Cocteau

Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
1989

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