THE INCONSOLABLE ONE

A film by Jean-Marie Straub
2010, 12 minutes
No. 110
Narrative


THE INCONSOLABLE ONE
$75.00
Description
Returning from the forest of shades, a quietly defiant Orpheus tells a Bacchante it was free will, not destiny, which compelled him to cast the fatal gaze on his wife Eurydice, recognizing their love as a thing of the past and his own proper place in the world of living souls.

A masterful series of camera shots reveals the Bacchante looking away in incredulity, horror, and betrayal.

Festivals
Official Selection, New York Film Festival
Reviews
"One of the highlights of the New York Film Festival so far. [A] single cut, from a series of one-shots to a two-shot, [...] is one of the two most audacious and revelatory cuts in any film I’ve seen from the festival." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker