Hamfat Asar

The strangeness of this film is laced with carefully molded apocalypses as the filmmaker explores a vision of life beyond death – the Elysian fields of Homer, Dante’s Purgatorio, de Chirico’s stitched plain. A moving single picture. Evolving the structure or script for the film involved a process of controlled hallucination, whereby I sat quietly without moving, looking at the background until the pieces began to move without my inventing things for them to do. I found that, given the chance, they really did have important business to attend to, and my job was to furnish them with the power of motion. I never deviated from this plan.

USA
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1965

Director
Larry Jordan

Awards
The mystical Lady with the orbital head moves through the carnival of life in a surreal adventure. A classic. “Our Lady of the Sphere - perhaps Jordan’s most exquisitely perfect creation - is a color collage of rococo imagery juxtaposed with symbols of the space age. The images metamorphose, transmute, interpenetrate and otherwise change with the fluid effervescence of bubbles rising out of water, punctuated by sudden flashes of light, alarm buzzers and abrupt visual surprises. It is a mystical, jewel-like creation, like a Joseph Cornell box come to life.” Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle
Kokosing Award Kenyon

Festivals
18th Festival on Wheels
LARRY fascination BEYOND THE JORDAN MOVIES