24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Geography of the body
synopsisThe wrinkles and curves of a naked female and male body, shot from unexpected angles through a magnifying glass, provoke an associative stream of commentary by British poet George Barker, whose ornamental tongue wrapped with a raw gaze of the skin is concluded by Aristophanes's exclamation: "The desire and pursuit of the whole is called love."
The American pioneer of experimental film, poet and writer Willard Maas (1906-1971) devoted himself to animation in the 1940s. Together with his partner, filmmaker Marie Menken, they formed a part of the New York avant-garde scene and founded the Gryphon art movement. In his films, he initially focused on myths and then later on sexuality and queer identities.
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|cast:||Willard Maas, Marie Menken|