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THIRTEEN CANTOS OF HELL

1955, regia di Peter King

 

Scheda: Nazione: GB - Produzione: Peter King (sponsor British Film Institute Experimental Committee) - Distribuzione: British Film Institute - Sceneggiatura: Peter King - Animazione: Peter King - Formato: 16 mm., color, muto, animazione - Durata: 20'.

 

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: ftvdb.bfi.org.uk - bcdb.com - screenonline.org.uk: This silhouette animation, dedicated to Carl Koch and Lotte Reiniger, is composed of thirteen vignettes from Dante's Divine Comedy. The visual style is striking. Episodes remain puzzling, set in place only by the titles that precede them, demanding decipherment. They are: The Dark Wood; The Gates of Hell; The Pit; The Futile; The Boat of the Dead; Minos is Judgement; The Philosophers; The Lovers; The Wrathful; River Styx; The Burning Tombs; The River of Blood; The Wood of Suicides.

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