Monday, December 10, 2007

Rashomon - Papillon D'Amour

My husband posted about Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa today. That reminded me of this video "Papillon D'Amour" by Nicolas Provost which I had seen some months ago.
"By subjecting fragments from the Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon to a mirror effect, Provost creates a hallucinatory scene of a woman's reverse chrysalis into an imploding butterfly. This physical audiovisual experience produces skewed reflections upon Love, its lyrical monstrosities, and a wounded act of disappearance. " (via wikipedia.com)



In July 2006, a Japanese court ruled that all Japanese films produced before 1953 are part of the Public Domain. So you can watch the whole movie (1h27m) here or here. The movie "Rashomon" is Akira Kurosawa's adaptation of Ryunosuke Akutagawa's short story dealing with the subjectivity of eyewitness evidence in the solving of a crime.

4 comments:

bjs said...

1000 kisses! What a find. Did you stay up until 3 because you were watching Rashomon? ;-)

ksklein said...

No. I stayed up until 4.30, because I was reading different stuff.

bjs said...

Holy moly. 1 1/2 hour sleep is definitely not enough...

Mim said...

this is amazing. so organic.