Share-Your-Chair-Film-Night #3

Wednesday | 02/05/12 | 19:30 |
Dante’s Inferno
Directed by Sean Merdith (USA, 2007, 77’, eg. NP).

Dante’s Inferno has been kicking around the cultural playground for over 700 years. But it has never before been interpreted with exquisitely hand-drawn paper puppets, brought to life using purely hand-made special effects. As Dante spirals through the nine circles of hell, he comes to understand the underworld’s merciless machinery of punishment, emerging a new man destined to change the course of his life. But not, of course, the brand of his beer.

 The epic poem traces Dante’s imaginary journey through the various levels of the afterlife. Descending first into Hell in “Inferno”, Dante is guided by the ghost of the Roman poet Virgil. Along the way they meet historical personages and people from Dante’s hometown of Florence, witness the tortures and punishments of Hell, and discuss the universal and timeless themes of morality and justice.

Dante’s odyssey through the nine circles of hell is represented using hand-drawn paper puppets. The professional special effects mean you quickly forget about the materials used, however. Exciting and impressive, Dante’s Inferno is a great piece of film art.

 See you there and don’t forget to Share-Your-Chair!

 Every first Wednesday of the month is Share-Your-Chair-Film-Night.
 Bring your own seat and get a discount on your entrance fee!
with chair: 3,50
without chair: 4,50

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