Glass Lips

Directed by Lech Majewski

Year: 2007
Running Time: 94
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Poland
Language: No Dialogue [audio]
Genres: World Cinema
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Glass Lips

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Directed by Lech Majewski


A kaleidoscope of surreal, emotionally provocative, and powerfully resonant imagery; in Glass Lips, contemporary artist, Lech Majewski, explores a hidden human frontier where memory, madness, and imagination meet.

Banished to an asylum, a traumatized young poet relives his tormented childhood in a cascade of wordless images and tableaux. Imprisoned in a lifelong bedlam presided over by an abusive father and a passively seductive mother, the poet uses his ebbing sanity as a means of escape. The parochial cruelty the young poet endures and the transporting beauty he assays entwine into "pungent layers of narrative" (New York Times) that assault the unconscious and challenge preconceived notions of what is right and wrong, real and known.

Acting as writer, director, composer, and photographer, Majewski contrasts the biblical with the baroque and the sublime with the profane to create "an aesthetic of dysfunction that's as beautiful as it is disturbing." (New York Times). Composed of thirty-three short films entitled Blood of a Poet, Glass Lips opened the 2006 Lech Majewski Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A year later, the Venice Biennale presented it on multiple screens, prior to the theatrical release in the feature form offered here

2007 US / Poland 94 min. Color
Letterboxed (1.85:1) No Dialogue
a filmby LECH MAJEWSKI GLASS LIPS
starring PATRYK CZAJKA GRZEGORZ PRZYBYL JOANNA LITWIN
LEON HERLIG & JOANNA MACHA costumes DOROTA LIS music by LECH MAJEWSKI &
JOZEF SKRZEK
editing ELIOT EMS & NORBERT RUDZIK LECH MAJEWSKI & ZBIGNIEW MALECKI
coproducedby ANGELUS SILESIUS, TVP S.A., SUPRA FILM, SILESIA FILM,
ATLAS SZTUKI, POLISH FILM INSTITUTE, ARS CAMERALIS & OPUS FILM
LECH MAJEWSKI
© 2007 Lech Majewski, Angelus Silesius, TVP S.A. www.lechmajewski.com

Reviews

"AS BEAUTIFUL AS IT IS DISTURBING... HYPNOTIC." Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

"Lech Majewski creates an aesthetic of dysfunction that's as beautiful as it is disturbing. After a while, the film's expressiveness becomes so hypnotic that it's difficult not to make your own connections." ­ Jeannette Catsoulis, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Glass Lips exerts a chilly fascination from minute to minute... A harshly beautiful, dialogue-free meditation on the indelible influence of childhood trauma." ­ Joe Leydon, VARIETY

"The hypnotic, painterly images combine with haunting music in one of the most unusual, beautiful films of the year." ­ V.A. Musetto, NEWYORK POST

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