Asparagus combines various animation techniques to create a bright, colorful Freudian dreamscape filled with the subliminal imagery found in a feminine dream, filled with sexualized plants in a literal garden of earthy delights where asparagus spears are shown in various metaphoric ways.
A landmark work in experimental surrealist animation, Suzan Pitt’s short has more ideas than even some features! Brilliantly mixing hand-drawn animation with stop-motion, Asparagus is resplendent with evocative ideas on femininity, interiority, and the body. A truly singular piece of cinema.
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