Thursday, June 6, 2013

IN ABSENTIA -- the Brothers Quay

First, a word about the Brothers Quay, who are filmmakers. They are interested in Polish and Czech stuff. They are interested in the surreal, the aesthetic, the literary, the rapturous, the forlorn, the nightmarish. They've made things inspired by the writer Bruno Schulz and by the composer Leoš Janáček. Bravo! Someone needs to be thinking about this gloriously deep shit.

Emma Hauck  (1878 - 1920)

She was confined to a mental asylum in Heidelberg. She wrote letters to her non-visiting husband. Sheets of paper on which the phrase "sweetheart come" is overwritten dozens of times. Until the sheets are nearly illegible:

This film is a tribute:

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