Amy and Carl both have lazy eyes. Amy’s left and Carl’s right. They are strangers, volunteers for an unusual, life-altering treatment in which they will enter a completely dark room together for ten days. But in the hallucination-inducing darkness, they are forced to confront personal demons.
Recalling 1930s Betty Boop classics with its animation, the hypnotic Pitch Black Panacea uses an experimental eye treatment as a launching pad for a surreal character study. Intimate yet absurd, the short predicts a style Thomas Hardiman would later explore in his debut feature, Medusa Deluxe.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Mamoru Oshii, 1995, Japan
Mamoru Oshii, 2004, Japan
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Chris Marker, 1962, France
Mickael Kummer, 2007, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China