ALONG WITH THE PHOENIX

Title

ALONG WITH THE PHOENIX

Description

The film is conceived as a free cinematic improvisation vaguely based on the myth of the Phoenix. According to Ovid, Phoenix is “a bird, which renews itself, and reproduces from itself”. The myth narrates that after certain centuries (500 or 1461 years) the bird prepares a pyre for herself from twigs of fragrant trees, lights a fire there and is consumed by it. The following day in the ashes a small worm is found which is transmuted into a small bird on the next day, and on the third the bird has the form of the Phoenix again.

The film concentrates on a moment when the fire gives a birth to the bird: we will not see the actual creature but watch mythological flames transforming themselves into mystical
ashes from which the new Phoenix would be born.

Creator

Masha Godovannya

Date

2008

Format

10 minutes

Language

No dialogue

Identifier

SHO.ALO

Coverage

Russia

Collection

Citation

Masha Godovannya, “ALONG WITH THE PHOENIX,” WPB, accessed May 25, 2024, https://tpb.worm.org/items/show/13557.

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