26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Burning Ear
The Burning Ear
The Burning Ear
The Burning Ear

The Burning Ear

director: Edd Dundas
original title: The Burning Ear
country: United States
year: 1970
running time: 30 min.


The 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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director: Edd Dundas
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
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