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Scenes From Under Childhood section 1

Stan Brakhage

USA, 1967
25 minutes, Colour, Silent, 4:3
Original format: 16mm film
Available formats: 16mm

A visualisation of the inner world of foetal beginnings, the infant, the baby, the child – a shattering of ‘myths of childhood’ through revelation of the extremes of violent terror and overwhelming joy of that world darkened to most adults by their sentimental remem-berings of it…a ‘tone poem’ for the eye-very inspired by the music of Olivier Messiaen. – S.B.