One of cinema’s great experiments, this first installment of the Orphic Trilogy stretches the medium to its limits in an effort to capture the poet’s obsession with the struggle between the forces of life and death.
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Definitely a challenging film; it is not for everyone. It may be described as somewhat surreal, obscure, unconventional, highly artistic, complex and difficult. It is however, quite a film for those who see film as a higher form of artistic expression, more like poetry itself; appreciated more for its beauty and expression than its narrative. In all its rawness and imperfection remains fascinating.