A bust of Stalin is cut open on an operating table, leading to an elaborate animated depiction of Czech history from 1948 (the Communist takeover) to 1989 (the Velvet Revolution). Some ... See full summary »
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Montage of found footage from industrial, nature and ethnographic documentaries -- a steelworks, caterpillars, Native American dances, camel trains -- made strange by juxtaposition and upside-down, backwards and negative printing.
"Nymphlight" is a 9-5-minute live action short film by American filmmaker Joseph Cornell from 1957, so it will have its 60th anniversary next year. This was possibly the most creative phase in the filmmaker's career and if you know a bit about him, then you know what to expect here. This is an experimental movie, a documentary in this case. There were moments when it had a soothing impact, but overall I must say I was not too well entertained as the film lost itself for a large part of the already short film in pointless and not very memorable nature photography. You have to come up with something better if you want me to look beyond the fact that there is no plot in here. I do not recommend the watch. Thumbs down.
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