Saturday, March 13, 2010

FILM IST. a girl & a gun

AT (c) 2009 Media Loop. D+SC+ED: Gustav Deutsch. 103 min. A sixpackfilm print of an English version viewed at Plevna 6, Tampere (Tampere Film Festival). In the presence of Gustav Deutsch.

A compilation film in five acts: Genesis, Paradeisos, Eros, Thanatos, and Symposium.

Press copy: "FILM IST. a girl & a gun is a film drama in five acts about one of the oldest topics in cinematography and in the history of mankind: the confrontation of the sexes. From the Genesis of the universe and the world by collaboration and confrontation of the gods of creation, to the innocent cohabitation of men and women in the state of Paradise; to desire, temptation, love, jealousy, and hate between the sexes under the sign of Eros; to the escalation and violent repression and exploitation of the sexes in war and pornography reflected in Thanatos' mirror; over to the solution and enlightenment offered by religion and politics in the dialog of Symposium. Film fragments from the first century of cinematography were researched and reassembled into a sequence of pictures and stories and thereby given new meaning as to their original content".

Another compilation masterpiece from Gustav Deutsch. Visionary inspiration in a story of life, desire, passion, with volcanic and oceanic eruptions and time-lapse footage of the growth of life forms.

In the discussion after the film Gustav Deutsch told us that he has been the first film-maker to gain access to the Kinsey Institute's archive of movies on sex. Even hard core imagery has an aspect of dignity in his film.

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