Butterfly, aka Butterfly Dress Pledge, is yet another weird short film directed by Shuji Terayama, portraying some sort of a dreamlike hangover- ridden aftermath of a decadent party. It kinda reminds me of contemporary music videos with their infamous occult/MK-Ultra symbolism, because of visual motifs like butterflies, bondage, mirrors, puppets and one eye being covered. I really don't know what Terayama's intent here even was. All of this madness is set to a slightly unnerving piano piece and is seen through colorful filters, the view being obstructed by audience members' silhouettes. Pretty strange, somewhat alluring and somewhat unnerving.
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