by Mara MATTUSCHKA
2013 / color / sound / 1S / 80' 00
A lyrical, joyful marriage between mind and body, dramaturgy and choreography, the real and the fantastic. Men and women dance and desire uncontrollably at Perfect Garden, which rather than a bar is an Utopian institution where hedonism is more of a reality than an ideology.
Within the walls of an establishment that would not look out of place in a David Lynch film, half-dressed men and women roam around. It is bursting with sensual tension and they carry out a mysterious courtship dance in all sorts of combinations. Strange conversations and philosophies of life also bind them. Sometimes these young dancers are symbiotic with each other and their surroundings, sometimes their existence is confusing and dizzying.
Into this hedonistic sub-cosmos, a Russian mafia boss arrives with his guards. He tries to exert power as is his wont, but miraculously discovers the meaning of life in this womb-red parallel reality. Perfect Garden is a hypnotic art film in which dancer and choreographer Chris Haring joins forces with filmmaker and performance artist Mara Mattuschka. Their hedonistic and utopian world filled with beautiful idiots is portrayed with inventive stylisation: original camera angles, jerky or slomo images and distorted voices.
|distribution format||Digital file on USB stick (HD)|
|screen||16/9 (single screen)|
|rental fee||150,00 €|