A psychedelic re-telling of the biblical story. Salome is the daughter of the second wife of King Herod. The King is infatuated with her and after she fails to seduce the prophet John (The Baptist) she dances for the King in order to ask for his execution.
In this delirious adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s immortal play, theatrical performance, cinematic fever dream, and ritualistic happening are thrust together in psychedelic reverie. Eschewing narrative reverence, Carmelo Bene’s Salomé astonishes with its wildly unpredictable assault on the senses.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina