Last Lost

A hypnotic parable about coming of age in a shifty world of slipping terms, "found" in the optically mesmerized fragments of a home market movie about a chimpanzee`s high adventures at Coney Island. A new story is rendered from the filmic vocabulary of the lighthearted original by moving in on background details, slowing down fleeting actions and shifting the psychology of the frame. Last Lost is a silent film in spirit, trying to speak without words, like some dreams.

(Eve Heller)


Discussing her phrase "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" (...) Gertrude Stein commented, "I think that in that line the rose is red for the first time in English poetry for a hundred years." Like Stein, Heller has the ability to give images a sense of absolute presence; literal meaning falls away as we are hypnotized by the momentum of cutting.

(Lesley Chow)

Orig. Title
Last Lost
Year
1996
Country
USA
Duration
14 min
Director
Eve Heller
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
Eve Heller
Concept & Realization
Eve Heller
Costumes
Eve Heller
Available Formats
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w