Luci Lux
Germany, 36 min
World premiere

A snake in a jar is the only thing that takes L. on an odyssey through America. Childhood memories, letters and other souvenirs guide her through a landscape that is quite littered with objects, fragments of discourses and echoes of other stories from the old continent. Somewhere, beneath all the stories, there’s another story… And let us not forget animals and handbags that talk!

A snake in a jar is the only thing that takes L. on an odyssey through America. Childhood memories, letters and other small souvenirs guide her steps through a landscape that is quite literally littered with objects, fragments of discourses and echoes of other stories from the old continent. Somewhere, beneath all the stories, there is another story that asks to be told. And let us not forget talking animals and handbags! Adopting the strategy of sampling and collaging, the director creates a world where people are ghosts filled with space and stories. Eschewing all forms of traditional storytelling and known cinematic genres, Luci Lux creates a puzzling and fascinating visual maelstrom that works at the same time as an experimental documentary and as a piece of ‘musique concrète’ made for visual hearing.  Composed of memories, photos, Super 8 moments, Youtube and Videosnippets, The Snake in the Jar is a visual free-jazz flow of stream-of-consciousness images that questions our habits related to storytelling.

Giona A. Nazzaro

Duration
36 min
Year
2013
Country
Germany
Section
Compétition Internationale Moyens Métrages
Premiere
World premiere
Languages
German, English
Subtitles
English, French
Production
Ann Carolin Renninger

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