A man is supine on a mountain side. Images rush past of nature and a stained glass saint. An infant is born. We see a lactating nipple. Images include a mountain peak, farm buildings, a tree stump, a fire, a crawling baby, and the sun. The man falls and rolls. Then, later, he swings his ax.
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The prelude it’s beautiful, but the I and II part are a little more narrative and more simbolic. We return to much more abstract universe in the III and IV part (my favorite one is clearly the III when he film the woman body and the water. It’s truly a much more deeper meaning with maternity and it’s not so literal, like when is climbing the mountain and the frustration of that failure).