SCENES FROM UNDER CHILDHOOD, PART I

by Stan BRAKHAGE
1967 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 24' 00

A visualization of the inner world of foetal beginnings, the infant, the baby, the child -- a shattering of the "myths of childhood" through revelation of the extremes of violent terror and overwhelming joy of that world, darkened to most adults by their sentimental remembering of it... a "tone poem" for the eye -- very inspired by the music of Olivier Messiaen. (The visual imagery was inspired by Messiaen -- NOT the soundtrack.) I recommend to those interested in the greatest visual experience of this film that they leave the sound track off and look at it silently. SB [The sound version of this film was left in distribution, as stated by the filmmaker, for study and comparison purposes.]

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 80,00 €