Beauty and the Beast
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Beauty and the Beast
“... A birth, a bite through the umbilical cord, a baby between sheets of music. Mimi fiddles educationally on a violin without strings then offers her breast to the baby. She entertains the little king with an improvised hysterical performance. Uttering dadaistic oracles she lets the blades dance and carries the child out into big wide world.” (Stefan Grissemann)
“The consequent presentation of natural birth in the urban jungle using waste paper. “Die Welt” serves as a sterile sheet, an ATARI-box as a dressing table ... The child (beauty) in the belly and later in the claws of the beast (mother). The mother tries to add some occidental sense of culture to the mother's milk. She plays, sings and dances. The astonished child sends allophonic signals to the extra-terrestrials.” (Mara Mattuschka)
Title: Beauty and the Beast
Original Title: Der Schöne, die Biest
Language versions: German
Length: 10 min
Color: black and white
Director: Mara Mattuschka
Screenplay: Mara Mattuschka
Cinematography: Ulla Barthold
Editing: Mara Mattuschka
Sound: Mara Mattuschka
Featuring: Max Minus, Mimi Minus
Production: Ulrike Zimmermann
World Sales: sixpackfilm
Festivals: 2004: Pesaro - Film Festival (IT), 1995: Arnheim - AVE - International Audio Visual Experimental Festival (NL), Saarbrücken - Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis (DE), Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Media Art Festival (DE)
Age Recommendation: 12
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