Narcissus

08/01/2001
  |  Buy to Own: 08/01/2001
  |  45 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Narcissus Film Poster

Synopsis

Compilation of three dance shorts by Oscar-winning film-maker Norman McLaren. 'Narcissus' explores the ancient titular myth, using frame speeds of 2 to 48 as opposed to the usual 24, while 'Pas de Deux' features top Canadian dancers Margaret Mercier and Vincent Warren performing against a completely black shooting stage. 'Ballet Adagio' is a reduced-speed articulation of 'Spring Water', deliberately filmed to heighten the viewers' perception and appreciation of every balletic movement.