Exquisite Hour, The

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

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.

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16mm film $56.00  

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