Exquisite Hour, The
- Phil Solomon |
- 1989-1994 |
- 14 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm / Super 8mm, 24 fps
Partly a lullaby for the dying, partly a lament at the dusk of cinema. Based on the song by Reynaldo Hahn and Paul Verlaine.
"Mourning and melancholia. In REMAINS TO BE SEEN we hear the rhythmic scratch of a respirator and we see an elusive figure crossing a bridge. Death is bolder, more cruel in THE EXQUISITE HOUR. It's in the slacked mouth of an aged patient who's spied through a window, in a young girl's plaintive Hebrew song, in painfully vivid home movies from the '20s, in lions attacking. These films cut to the bone."
- Manohla Dargis, The Village Voice
Top Ten films of 1989, The Village Voice, First Prize, Experimental Category, Ann Arbor Film Festival; Juror's Prize, Onion City Film Festival; Independent Focus, (WNET), 1991.
|Super 8mm, 24 fps||$56.00|