A temple in the heart of the Peloponnese – a challenge from the past for future.
Here we have an archaeological site filmed with slow, precise tracking shots that bring us face to face with the stones. There are no explanations, just the dialogue between the voice and the insects, the columns like trees, time that seems suspended, and an unabashedly poetic style. A traditional and emphatic commentary, which – at first, at least – we think is from the director, makes us see the vanity of any endeavour… archaeology, building a temple, ceremonies or even filmmaking, as though predicting our future absence. “Everything will return to mud and ashes”.
On Saturday 20th June 2020 it was 38°C in Verkhoyansk in the Arctic Circle – as though heralding humanity’s imminent demise…
Pierre Oscar Lévy
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