V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Vase de noces

V' 15

Vase de noces

Thierry Zéno
B, 1974
82min, kein Dialog

Bild: Sammlung OeFM, Kader © Georg Wasner

Vase de noces

Thierry Zéno
B, 1974
, 82min, kein Dialog

Contributors: 
With
Dominique Garny
Screenplay: 
Thierry Zéno
Dominique Garny
John Kupferschmidt
Sound: 
Roger Cambier
Camera: 
Thierry Zéno
Editor: 
Thierry Zéno
Composer: 
Alain Pierre

Production: 
Zéno Films
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

A film about strange passions: A lonely farmer, just accompanied by a bunch of animals, falls in love with a sow, impregnates it and becomes the father of the new born piglets. As the “kiddies” reject him and stick to the mother sow who naturally feeds them the farmer kills the young pigs. A bizarre drama ends with a double suicide. VASE DE NOCES is a nightmarish film arranged in layers: It’s provocative rituals of zoophilia and coprophagia on the surface make it easy to denounce. Beneath this coarse texture there is much more to find: An ambiguous story of religion set in an abandoned monastery and occasionally being accompanied by sacral music; the bareness of this man and the end-of-civilisation-mood of this movie being built out of mud and blood. As there is neither spoken dialogues nor a classical narrative structure VASE DE NOCES may remind one on the poetics of transgression, the so called “Materialaktionen” by Otto Mühl and filmed by Kurt Kren.

Supporting film: DE POES (DIE KATZE)

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