La Antena


La Antena

This almost-silent film from Argentina uses the long-standing connection between early Cinema and the depiction of Dystopias to communicate a world in which the poetry of the moving image is in danger of being drowned out by a monomaniacal Media Landscape. Writer and director Esteban Sapir’s personal interest in Comics, graphic design and German expressionism is used to connote what he fears may be lost: sets and costumes are made from bits of old cardboard and outmoded pieces of Technology, dialogues and their meanings are depicted, not spoken, and there are clear references to the founding classics of sf filmography – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1926) and, still further back, Le Voyage Dans La Lune by Georges Méliès (1902).


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