Rosalind Schneider

Earth Saga (1980) , 22.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment/nature, landscape and architecture

"Based on Icelandic landscape, EARTH SAGA reveals the powerful beauty of a land formed by volcanic explosion. From steaming lava ash to moss-covered fields, the film redefines color and black and white images, superimposing abstract and surreal visions of nature. Original shooting was done in both 16mm and Super 8mm enabling the filmmaker to alter the inherent texture of the compositions through optical printing techniques of extending sequences, re-framing and superimposing. The resulting footage forms new flowing and rhythmic patterns in an illusionistic translation of landscape. The film is to be preceded by the reading of the poem 'Earth Saga' which was written at the time of the shooting. A copy is enclosed with the film." - RS

"A visually compelling film, one a viewer can move along with and pile up experiences through rhythmic progression--sense of perceptual substance/ I enjoyed your poem and loved your film. I am intrigued by the idea of using the two arets in this kind of combination./ Beautiful, abstract film... Wonderful camera motion... Incredible soundtrack." - Judges' comments, 1981 Athens International Film Festival

"You have filmed the Iceland of my dreams." - Ivar Gudmundsson, Consul General of Iceland

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

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