24 Frames Per Second


Reviewed by: Chris

24 Frames Per Second
"A short and interesting novelty."

Copy picturePresumably this is described by the title (the standard exposure rate for 35mm cameras). The images flashing past are perhaps related to Sufi mystics. But the film is a short and interesting novelty. I am reluctant to read more into it, although it is interesting to recall Godard’s line (Le Petit Soldat), “The cinema is truth 24 frames per second.”

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2008
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A short, experimental film exploring mystical imagery.

Director: Shirley Clarke

Year: 1977

Runtime: 4 minutes

Country: US


EIFF 2008

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