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A woman dressed elegantly walks purposely through the water gardens at the Villa d'Este in Tivoli, as... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Meditation on the simple beauty of moving water. See more (6 total) »

Cast

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Carmilla Salvatorelli ... Lady (uncredited)

Directed by
Kenneth Anger  (as Anger)
 
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Kenneth Anger .... producer
 
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Kenneth Anger 
 
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Kenneth Anger 
 
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Thad Lovett .... assistant camera
 

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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1993.See more »
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Featured in Magick Lantern Cycle (2009) (V)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Meditation on the simple beauty of moving water., 1 April 2004
Author: EyeAskance from fabulous Las Vega$!

A stunning water garden is the empyrean setting for this film, one of the director's strongest works. The ceaseless motion of liquid in an elaborate fountain-system is given close study as jets, streams and droplets dance madly to classical music. The high contrast black and white filming is effective, creating a beautiful free-form chiaroscuro from these simplest of images. The water itself becomes animated, imparting moods that shift to the rise-and-fall of the music...lilt and wintry one moment, majestic and powerful the next. A shadowy figure in period costume moves intermittently through the scenery, adding even further mystique to the proceedings.

Mesmerizing in its organic beauty, this short film is a small masterwork. 9/10

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