"I’m born in a beam of light, I move continuously yet I’m still. I’m larger than life, but yet do not breathe. Only in darkness am I visible. You can see me but never touch me. I can speak to you but never hear you. You know me intimately but I know you not at all. We are strangers and yet you take me inside of you. What am I?"
Fascinating first feature from Potter that established the themes and visually affecting images that would come into play in subsequent features. The script like the visual flair is experimental playing with historical cinematic imagery, the avant-garde, feminism, dance, gender roles and imperialism.Though not successful on release time has been kind to the film and its look and themes are now better appreciated.
Lindsay Cooper's score might be my favourite part of this film, and is definitely worth noting. I expected that I would like this film very much, but there was something really contrived about it all. For lack of a better phrase, it felt "too artsy," without having the most connectable point. I'm indifferent.