Isa Hesse-Rabinovich

Spiegelei () 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

A woman awakens from a horrible nightmare to find herself in an even worse situation. --A. H.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Isa Hesse-Rabinovich

About a Tapestry (1973) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal / Diary / Journal

In Hermann Hesse's study hung a colorful tapestry composed of birds, beasts, trees and flowers. The flora and fauna represented a universe of harmony, the celebration of life, woven by delighted hands. Its praise and influence upon his work are evoked in the words from Hesse's own journal. 'On the wall of my studio hangs a tapestry...' So begin the words of Hermann Hesse in writing about his favorite tapestry. Isa Hesse-Rabinovitch, his daughter-in-law, has filmed the tapestry and used his words to describe its beautiful folkloric and dream-like forms. The viewer thus enters the philosophical world of Hermann Hesse. --I. H. R.

Rental: $23.00
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Isa Hesse-Rabinovich

Julie from Ohio (1978) 16mm, color & b/w, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

JULIE FROM OHIO is a reconstructed journey recorded in dreams and impressions in Julie's notebook. Julie lives in New York and works as a call-girl, waitress, yoga teacher, and model. In an effort to gain objectivitym she leaves New York to visit relatives in the Abruzzi region of Italy. Her sense of time becomes blurred as she visits cemeteries and museums and looks at old family photos. She finds her strongest sense of certainty in the symbols of the Tarot, whose constancy among the anachronisms around her remains unchanged. As she recalls her life in New York, she gradually begins to understand her shifting sense of values and, shortly before she leaves Italy, she finds and abandoned tower in whose scribbled-on walls she seems to recognize symbols of her past and of what her future might become. --I. H. R.

Rental: $45.00
16mm Rental: $45.00

Isa Hesse-Rabinovich

Siren Island (1981) 16mm, color, 96 min

Genre: Experimental

SIREN ISLAND is a real find-stream-of-consciousness from Switzerland. Director Isa Hesse-Rabinovitch creates a moviegoer's 'Morpehus Descending,' a dream trip on stepping stones of the drugged self into an Underworld/Underground of floozy female 'chanteuses,' drag acts and the lunatic fringe of showbiz. Mostly set in New York but also slithering for surreal variation through the skull-piled catacombs in Rome, this narrative fantasia is pure association-of-ideas in film form. (...) --Harlan Kennedy, 1982 Venice Film Festival, Film Comment

Rental: $140.00
16mm Rental: $140.00

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