The vigil eye of a webcam captures a space which has been devastated by the invisible evil of radioactivity, but, paradoxically, it also captures the beauty of nature after a catastrophe of the magnitude of Fukushima. The workers move around like astronauts in the deserted area of the nuclear power station, where the only presence seems to be the radioactive substance which fluctuates and disperses in the air.
“Thus the disappearance of Man at the end of History isn’t a cosmic catastrophe; the natural world will remain what it has been for all eternity. Nor is it a biological catastrophe: Man will remain alive like an animal in harmony with Nature and the Given Being. What will disappear is Man per se…” Alexandre Kojève
At the end of the 19th century, Bernhard Förster and his wife Elisabeth Nietzsche founded a colony of “pure” Aryans on the other side of the ocean, in Paraguay. Over one hundred years later, the only survivors of that colony are the two Schweikhart brothers: they eat the fruit which falls from the trees and read the Bible and The Will to Power.
A collage of forms and aphorisms, an enigmatic explosion of emotions which culminates in Verdi’s Rigoletto. “The movie cannot be recounted because it is made of a myriad of stories. It cannot be summarized because it doesn’t stop summarizing itself as it goes. But it is sumptuous, intense, amusing.” Serge Daney
Drexciya is an underwater colony created by the unborn children of pregnant women who were thrown overboard by the slavers during the Atlantic crossings.Drexciya is a techno duo from Detroit whose music accompanies a reflection on globalization, capitalism, climate change, and a hope for new worlds.
Immersions and pools of light. There is poetry in the silent ballet of water and its inhabitants, while, on the other side of the glass, shadows look on. “Comment tu as fermé les yeux ? Tu ne sais pas que dans l’eau on voit celui qu’on aime?” L’Atalante, Jean Vigo
This is a movie about human existence, theatre, and film. About the past, the present, and the future; about leaving, discontinuity, and interruptions; about deformity, the void, and the black holes which can form in the spirit. This is a movie about the care and investigation of the soul. About where humanity might have lost its childhood a long time ago, because even humanity, like human beings, had a childhood.