Mothlight

  • 4'
  • USA
  • 1963
Stan Brakhage’s obsession with creating films is like the attraction of an insect to the light: compulsive, inexplicable and self-destructive. In Mothlight, he bypasses the camera and presses pieces of dead moths onto a clear strip of 16mm film, leading to a resurrection in the projector’s beam.
Director
Stan Brakhage
Country of production
USA
Production Year
1963
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
4'
Medium
16mm
Language
silent
Producer
Stan Brakhage
Sales
Canyon Cinema