Director: Frans Zwartjes
A symbolic short by the leading Dutch experimental film maker, Franz Zwartjes. The action takes place in a garden where a woman tries to find a place for a doll. There is no normal development of the story; realistic scenes are interrupted by abstract sequences. Sound and time-flow are manipulated.
A girl lies with legs splayed on a couch. She dangles a paper bird on the end of a piece of string. ... The camera rocks and slides as if in a trance, and the white shape, fluttering to the raucous t… More »
Loud licking alternates continually with a four-note clarion call, while the camera records a kinky eat-in, with three bare bosomed girls, one wearing a bearded mask, tasting food that is simultaneou… More »
Two girls nestle beside each other on a couch and try desperately to conceal their mutual craving. Sexuality is suggested through the weird rhythm of the film's editing and the tactile quality of the… More »
Frans Zwartjes' two visions of womanhood in Behind Your Walls have all the febrile frustration associated with his previous work. Flesh looks like crisp paper about to be despoiled, a torpid heat red… More »
Four short experiments in animation, using constantly shifting perspectives. The makers of the films are pupils of Frans Zwartjes, Holland's leading experimental filmmaker. ... More »