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Directed by Laida Lertxundi • 2018 • Spain, United States
Laida Lertxundi applies the six compositional principles of eighteenth-century Chinese painter Shih-t’ao (such as “draw attention to a scene emerging from a static background” and “add scattered dynamism to immobility”) to this cosmic diary film shot in Cuba and California and incorporating allusions to Wong Kar Wai’s DAYS OF BEING WILD and the writings of R. D. Laing and Lucy Lippard.
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