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Eaux d'artifice (1953)

Not Rated | | Short | 6 February 1970 (Finland)
A man dressed in an elegant period dress wanders through the water gardens at the Villa d'Este.

Director:

Kenneth Anger (as Anger)
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Carmilla Salvatorelli Carmilla Salvatorelli ... Lady (uncredited)
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Storyline

A woman dressed elegantly walks purposely through the water gardens at the Villa d'Este in Tivoli, as the music of Vivaldi's "Winter" movement of "The Four Seasons" plays. Heavy red filters give a blue cast to the light; water plays across stone, and fountains send it into the air. No words are spoken. Baroque statuary and the sensuous flow of water are back lit. Anger calls it "water games." Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1970 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Veden leikkiä See more »

Filming Locations:

Tivoli, Rome, Lazio, Italy

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1.37 : 1
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Shot in black and white and then through a red filter and then printed on color stock with a blue filter. See more »

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UN FILM D'ANGER See more »

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plot less, but nonetheless brilliant
26 August 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

Beautiful! Kenneth Anger's obscure filmography is chock full of artistic masterpieces, and "Eaux d'artifice" is among his very best work! Unlike many other Anger films, "Eaux d'artifice" is not provocative, explicit, or disturbing, instead it is a gorgeous, magical short focusing on the majesty of water. The fountains featured in the film flow with grace, water moves majestically through nearly every shot, images dissolve in and out of one another in a uniquely constructed, breathtaking way. This film will likely have fans of experimental art and imagery speechless, gleefully bathing in Anger's adventurous imagination. An avant garde classic this one is, and for good reason!


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