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Otolith III

The Otolith Group

UK, 2009
49 minutes, Colour, Sound
Original format: HD
Available formats: BluRay / HD Digital file / DCP

Otolith III takes The Alien, the unrealised screenplay of the legendary Bengali director Satyajit Ray, as its point of departure. Written in 1967, The Alien would have been the first science fiction film to be set in contemporary India. Otolith III returns to 1967 to propose an alternative trajectory in which the fictional protagonists of The Alien attempt to seize the means of production in order to create the conditions for their existence as images.

Filmed in London, Otolith III is an experiment in temporal and geographical displacement which The Group call a premake , a remake of a film before the original.