An erotic dream of a dying man, desperately struggling to find meaning and purpose in a sensous and decadent life. Absolutely stunning photography, poetic writing and strong sense of the transcendental as the film progresses, this is an extremely underrated discovery, worth any true cineaste's time. Can't wait to explore the rest of Huszárik's work.
Few films unveil the beauty and decay behind being alive as Szindbád. As a dandy gentleman contemplates countless conquests of women in his life, a deep longing strikes him like an arrow through the heart. A life of hedonism has a price to pay. All kinds of earthly delights are sensuously shot through macro-lenses to the point of abstraction. No matter how seductive this film is, Huszárik's humanism never deceives.
An absolutely ravishing film which brings to life the idea that your whole life flashes before your eyes right before you die. In this case, it's the life of a Don Juan-type, who recalls the many sensuous and erotic encounters of his life, while other memories fleetingly dance by (some for only a couple of frames) into the ether as the mind fades away. A dazzling, lyrical film which I will surely revisit many times.