Patrick Bokanowski, the "artist-alchemist of celluloid", employs an extraordinary range of technical inventions – combining live-action with optical experiments, drawing, performance, painting and animation- to conjure magical forays into a parallel universe: moving from dread and terror in the early shorts, via bursts of zany humour, to sublime serenity in the landscape films and joyous kinetic energy in his most recent work.
"Magisterial images seething in the amber of transcendent soundscapes. Drink in these films through eyes and ears." — Brothers Quay
Restoration completed in 2015. The 4K scan was made by the laboratory Eclair Group using the best available sources: namely, the original 35mm negative for the image and the 35mm magnetic soundtrack for the sound. The entire restoration process was supervised and approved by Patrick and Michèle Bokanowski. The project was spearheaded by Light Cone with the aid of a CNC grant for the digitization of cinematographic works belonging to cultural heritage.