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Genesis (1998)

A sculptor is traumatized by the death of his wife in a car accident. He builds a sculpture in her memory. As the lifelike sculpture begins to bleed through the cracks of clay, the ... See full summary »

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Nacho Cerdà

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Nacho Cerdà
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pep Tosar ... Sculptor
Trae Houlihan Trae Houlihan ... Sculptor's wife
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A sculptor is traumatized by the death of his wife in a car accident. He builds a sculpture in her memory. As the lifelike sculpture begins to bleed through the cracks of clay, the sculptor's flesh mutates and crumbles away... Written by Brian Patrick

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Country:

Spain

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Release Date:

July 1998 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Генезис See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Waken Productions See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Connections

Featured in In the Belly of the Beast (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata No. 14 In C#m (Moonlight Sonata)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Hauntingly gorgeous . . . a true work of art
29 January 2011 | by urutsiniSee all my reviews

It's best if you approach this short without knowing what to expect. Then you can immerse yourself in the journey that it takes you on. In particular, the use of colour is brilliant. Genesis is washed out and if colour is used it is mostly weak sepia tones. This serves as a stark backdrop to the occasional, yet perfectly timed, splashes of vibrant colour. Reds, greens and even flesh tones are heightened to a level rarely seen elsewhere.

The slow and deliberate orchestral score provides the only narrative to this piece. Not that it needs anything else. This is all about exploring how much the artist (both the director and the lead character) is willing to invest in their art.

I can see why this would be too slow for some, but anyone who feels that way is missing the point. Accept it for what it is and you will walk away enlightened, like any good piece of art should.


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