(…) To go to the other side, she builds a night vision, from those whom make the dead alive. A vision that has the makings of a dream, which makes the invisible visible: Orpheus falls asleep and allows the cinema to be.
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Strange but sublime short from Pierre Mazingarbe made for Le Fresnoy's 2013 panorama. A woman travels over knowing she can bring only one deceased friend back but finds a novel way to bring back both. Bizarre and beautiful.
An attempt at connecting so different ideas that is interesting but lacks the focus
Especially since the myth of Orpheus appears to be the wrong thread to connect Japan inspired ideas.
It has a style that makes it a visual treat during several scenes, with it's solid black & white photography.
But still, this is to resemble a dream, only to be revealed as a reverie.
Un court-métrage assez envoûtant, qui lorgne du côté du cinéma de Méliès - avec de beaux effets visuels - mais paraît aussi influencé par des auteurs "post-Nouvelle vague" (Leos Carax, par exemple). Le noir et blanc travaillé et la voix off au ton hypnotique renforcent encore l'ambiance mystérieuse, qui convient bien à cette représentation symbolique d'Orphée et Eurydice. Il faudra suivre ce nouveau réalisateur...
If you accept the invitation, you´ll find a stunning film, surreal, smart, full of beautiful frames. A lot of film history articulated in this dream-like experiment makes the visual experience intense and enjoyable. Love, life, death, art. The confabulation against the possibilities of experience are efficiently attacked. I think that we all go after Euridice.
2.5. I appreciate how much work went into making this. There's a lot going on. But for me it's among films that aim for surreality with results that don't feel authentic. The primal quality of the surreal is diluted by the overbearing stamp of intellect. The continual surprises feel overtly stage-managed. Forced. Impact is limited. Despite the hard work I'm left unmoved; the dream feels oddly bland.