Kino Světozor



(Begotten) Director: E. Elias Merhige, USA, 1990, English / Czech subtitles, 72 min

The most radical title in this year’s shockproof programme was reportedly inspired by a near death experience the director had after a car accident. A metaphysical splatter film that was praised by Susan Sontag as one of the ten most important films of modern times, Begotten is a very grainy, often powerful work of experimental cinema. Filmed on black & white reversal film and then re-photographed onto a black & white negative, E. Elias Merhige’s stark images of a squirming, oozing, mythical creation work as a cinematic Rorschach test where your mind tries to work it out using its own internal imagination. Submerge yourself into this strange tale of cosmic death and rebirth and rest assured that you won’t come out unmarked.

Film will be screened from 16mm film print.
Restricted to 18 years and over.


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