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Friday, May 20, 2005

backblog: EU Film days Orbis Pictus

orbis pictus

The Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo (with its awful Le Corbusian inspired (and only that) architecture) hosted the Slovakian film Orbis Pictus.

It's the story of a young girl, Terezka, who takes off on both a physical and psychological adventure to find her mother. To follow suit, just before she leaves her boarding school she rips a page out of the Orbis Pictus to guide her way to her family.

She has all kinds of fantastical and real adventures, and it's sometimes hard to tell if they are simply figments of her imagination. But it is this exact quality which gives the movie a very surreal atmosphere, and, with the backdrop of the gorgeous Slovakian countryside, that made this a great film to watch.


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