BROKEN HORSES

by Peter MILLER
2007 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 1S / 3' 00

A black horse and a white horse are interwoven. By checker-boarding contact prints of lap dissolves, subtle gestures and curves give way to graceful forms and elegant lines and a simultaneous lamentation of the horse’s fragile wildness, of their predisposition to domesticity.


Statement: Among Thomas Jefferson’s list of advanced skills is his ability to “break a horse”. What is being broken, of course, in this expression, is the horse’s spirit. The horse is no stranger to the investigative eye of the cinema. Are horses the only creature that humans can “break”?

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 19,00 €