Paris X 2
- Jay Rosenblatt |
- 1988 |
- 26 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
From the apartment, the light is blue. Paris was those rooftops.
This is a story about love and about love stories. It is about the static and the electricity. The pain of letting go and the attempt to re-capture. An American man is obsessed with a French woman who is obsessed with films. This is an experimental re-telling of a love affair through fragments and distortions of memory. Filmic images are transformed into electronic paintings. The narrative and myths of romantic love are deconstructed against a backdrop of Paris and Hollywood. It is also about the love of cinema being destroyed by video.
She said these are stolen images. They're not to be taken lightly.
"Truth - or perhaps the constant struggle to find it, is the real subject of this film. Shots of Hollywood 'goddess' types are frozen in the frame, stretched almost to the point of breaking, like human thoughts struggling through oppressive chains of limiting images." - Bill Scheinman, Film/Tape World
Awards and Exhibition: Palo Alto Film Festival; Sinking Creek Film & Video Festival; SF State Film Finals; Film Arts Festival; Denver Int'l Film Festival; Santa Fe Film Expo; Athens Film Festival; SF Cinematheque; Cork Film Festival, Ireland; First Place, Onion City Film Festival, Chicago.