Rejected by Hollywood and facing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino, he experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.
An 'essayistic' documentary in which Greenaway's fierce criticism of today's visual illiteracy is argued by means of a forensic search of Rembrandt's Nightwatch. Greenaway explains the ... See full summary »
I disagree - I saw this film almost 4 years ago and I still remember it vividly. I found it hypnotic and beautiful. Why does there need to be a point to it? It's only 7 minutes long, it's not going to be War and Peace.
As for forgettable, perhaps that's subjective. It was my favourite film of the night, and a friend of mine agreed that it was amazing. So there. At least two people loved it.
If you get a chance to see this film, and the others Glass commissioned for this set, I recommend you take it. Worst case scenario, you lose 7 minutes. It's a small investment of time with the possibility of great returns.
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