26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Images of the Visionary World
director: Éric Duvivier
original title: Images du monde visionnaire
running time: 34 min.
synopsisImages du monde visionnaire is an essential work in the Sandoz "artistic" portfolio for several reasons: it stands out thanks to its experimental form, nevertheless it is the daring subject of the film and the director's approach that makes the work unique. The film attempts to capture the altered state of consciousness of fine artist and writer Henri Michaux after taking mescaline and hashish. Michaux actively cooperated on the film as revealed in its prologue where Michaux comments on his psychedelic experiences. Also worth noting is the design of the film which uses Michaux's own drawings and surreal scenes evoking unusual states of consciousness.
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