Seeking the Monkey King (2011) [Short]

USA (MIFF 2015 , Psychedelic!)
Director: Ken Jacobs

"An exhilarating audiovisual workout that simultaneously engages multiple parts of the brain … beautiful, terrifying, and determined to storm the doors of perception." – Village Voice

Colour, sound and fury: Ken Jacobs' (The Green Wave, MIFF 2012) Seeking the Monkey King is a mind-bending psychedelic workout and scabrous polemic all in one. Crumpled, hyper-colour foil shifts and distorts, subject to strange, dreamlike digital manipulations. The soundscape growls and pulses and incantatory text pummels the false gods of capitalist imagination. Ambitious and true, this is film as direct sensory injection – entrancing, confronting and impossible to look away.

Not in competition.

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