Image of movie Scylos
Image of movie Scylos
Image of movie Scylos
Shorts

Scylos

Maaike Anne Stevens
Netherlands, United Kingdom 2021
22min
English OV
V'21

Some films fit Jean Cocteau’s description of messages scrawled on a mirror: “some rare lyric mood whose secret none might share”. SCYLOS multiplies cryptic voice-overs, inter-titles, hints of stories, invocations of historic change and individual destiny. Gradually, a pattern emerges: glimpses of life and culture in the Moroccan Sahara alternate with the archaeological rock fragments analysed in a German lab. Both strands evoke spectres of extinction, loss, genetic memory. As in the deserts of Antonioni’s THE PASSENGER, rational investigation confronts universal oblivion. Only traces remain. (Adrian Martin)

This film will be shown as part of the screening SHORT FILM PROGRAMME 2: RECONFIGURING THE EARTH.

Credits
  • Youssef Bouchedor
  • Alex Wülbers
  • Rixt Leddy - voice
  • David Llewellyn Child - voice
  • Maaike Anne Stevens
  • Peter Mann
  • Maaike Anne Stevens
  • Peter Mann
Maaike Anne Stevens, PM Studio

Maaike Anne Stevens

DCP
Farbe
Sat 23 Oct
16:00
Filmmuseum
English OV
Related Movies