26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Burning Ear
director: Edd Dundas
original title: The Burning Ear
country: United States
running time: 30 min.
synopsisThe Burning Ear shows the international scope of Sandoz's film production which wasn't limited to Europe but also included various forms of international coproduction, cooperation or – as in the case of The Burning Ear – projects created outside of Europe. Thus, the opportunity to make a film for Sandoz was given to Edd Dundas, American underground filmmaker, who created a psychological study of a young man whom a voice of a divine apparition or a demon drives to committing the radical act of assassination. The film was shot in Japan and fuses Japanese symbols with a universal portrayal of the harrowed inner world of the main protagonist. Dundas relates the complex subject matter mostly using atmospheric photography and strong sound design.
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