The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him

  • 55'
  • USA
  • 2000
The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him is Stan Brakhage's first long photographed work in nine years, during which time he has been concentrating on creating exquisitely painted short films. The third part of his Vancouver Island Trilogy, this lyrical silent film has been described as 'a vision of the ocean as the ocean might see itself.'A title taken from 'David Copperfield', images inspired by Monet, Turner and Mark Rothko's later pain¡tings, a narrative both dramatic and imperceptible. And then the sea, lots of it, plays of light on the water, infinite shades of blue, the traces of a green landscape on the horizon, minimal interference of life - a group of ducks, the shadow of a man, a child, a seal's nose - and of colour - frames which explode into red light, the sudden appearance of a kite, flowers..." (London Film Festival)
Director
Stan Brakhage
Country of production
USA
Year
2000
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
55'
Medium
16mm
Sales
Film Makers Cooperative
Director
Stan Brakhage
Country of production
USA
Year
2000
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
55'
Medium
16mm
Sales
Film Makers Cooperative