O SOMMA LUCCE

A film by Jean-Marie Straub
2009, 18 minutes
No. 111
Narrative


O SOMMA LUCCE
$125.00
Description
In darkness, we hear a recording of the scandalous 1954 debut performance of Edgar Varèse’s revolutionary Déserts at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

Then, in a different sort of Elysian Field, we hear a recitation of Canto XXXIII from The Inferno, a final vision of the Divine Light, in which Dante apprehends the will and desire of man in perfect harmony with the love of God.

Reviews
"In some ways, O somma luce is the most satisfying of Straub's landscape based works, although I hesitate to say so. I tend to find it the most open and inviting of his films since Huillet's passing." - Michael Sicinski, The Academic Hack

"A short film of vast scope." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker