Bells of Atlantis

Director: Ian Hugo
USA / 1952-53 / 10 min

PART OF ”WITH MUSIC BY…: A SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS SERIES”

Last screened on Wed, May 5

“‘I remember my first birth in water,’ reads Anaïs Nin in her husband Ian Hugo’s aquatic fantasy formed of ‘hieroglyphs of a language in which our unconscious is trying to convey important, urgent messages.’ According to poetess Marianne Moore’s appraisal, the mix of charged language and stunning abstract imagery and [electronic] music [by Louis and Bebe Barron] moves the viewer toward the lost continent within ourselves.”
Bruce Posner