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  • Lars Henriks

Mysterium Pictorum 18 - AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL

Listen to our full discussion of this cinematic suicide note on our new podcast series Mysterium Pictorum! Available on any podcasting app you like!


Sometimes, a person will look down into the abyss, fearlessly, and tell us what they see. Often via song or poem. Sometimes in the form of a book. And very, very rarely, their account will take the shape of a movie.


"An Elephant sitting still" is cinema of the abyss. By a person so close to it, he got swallowed right after finishing it.


This is the glimpse you wanted, if you've ever wanted one. And still, there's beams of light cutting through the four hours of darkness that make up this incredible masterpiece. Incredibly beautiful. Profoundly moving. Not a second too long.

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