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Turtle Dreams— un film de Meredith Monk / Robert Withers /

Musique de Meredith Monk.

Un film d’exploration unique qui navigue entre les genres avec grâce et sens de l’humour. Une tortue émerge d’une forêt primitive dans un style initialement proche du documentaire, puis traverse une carte du monde pour finalement débarquer au milieu d’une maquette pour un film de monstres japonais. Les compositions musicales et picturales se rejoignent pour créer une atdmosphère fortement symbolique.

“Turtle Dreams” superimposes a turtle on top of a map of the world, more likely dreaming of extending its mobility rather than of military conquest, to which human dream in other films such movements across a map conventionally refer. Nevertheless, the turtle, exceedingly vulnerable underneath its shell, is like an army tank; and the turtle’s benign “invasion” of a deserted complex of darkened city streets again emphasizes the turtle’s dreamy compensation for this vulnerability. This black-and-white fantasy, with its miniature sets, casts the dreamer’s natural “slow motion” as a sign of strength, as does its relative immense size: all, all compensatory for the reality of its smallness and vulnerability. The abandonment of the indicated location, which will be bustling with activity in daylight, in the wee hours projects not only dreaminess but a certain forlornness, solitudinousness. Perhaps the film is anthropomorphic; it is just as likely that it is metaphoric and really about us. We also want the room to “move around” without being crushed. (Denis Grunes) Thèmes : animals, Music, Suitable for children

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Turtle Dreams

Robert Withers
16mm · 00:10:00
Etats-unis — 1987