Walking out of a short film is pathetic, I know. But I just did. Initially, I was intrigued by the extreme-closeup black-and-white imagery of water-sprayed bodies set to classical music. Maybe slow-motion would have heightened the hypnotic quality of the shots. Or focusing on just one very hairy body would have done the trick. Or making it part of the opening sequence of a late period Lars von Trier film. I dunno.
Die subjektive Erfahrung eines Gewittersturms wird durch das Zusammenspiel der beiden Kunstformen Experimentalfilm und Opernmusik raffiniert dekonstruiert. Dies gelingt Portabella besonders gut in den rasanten Teilen, währenddem die entspannenderen Musikabschnitte weniger angemessen repräsentiert sind. Aber dafür ist der Film auch zu kurz. Nettes Experiment !
Who can see the person behind the incessant tempest out of a water hose? no furrows, no wrinkles, no expressions. What you see are strias, drops - of those being splashed repugnance for the most part - and hair submitting to the flow. With this yet another form of abstraction is served for facial recognition. Also it inspires to perceive reactions differently in 5 minutes. I would have liked to see more though.