As he does more often, Zwartjes creates an intoxicating, surreal microcosm – this time through a bizarre pantomime featuring extras in heavy make-up. A great example of how the experimental filmmaker was able to unorthodoxly forge colour and black-and-white, silence and an eclectic audio mix into a lyrical poem.

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Filmmaker
Frans Zwartjes
Country
Netherlands
Year
1970
Medium
16mm
Length
12’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Frans Zwartjes
Sales
EYE Film Institute Netherlands
Cinematography
Frans Zwartjes
Editor
Frans Zwartjes
Music
Frans Zwartjes, Towe Zwartjes, Rudolf Zwartjes
Cast
Lodewijk de Boer, Moniek Toebosch, Tineke, Trix Zwartjes