Tusalava

Film

Time Out says

A posse of spermatozoa heads briskly womb-wards; a string of tadpole spawn drifts past a row of Polo Mints. Lye's not-quite-abstract animation invites this sort of literal-minded response. The title is supposed to be Samoan for 'life cycle', and what we get is an encounter involving a Fernand Leger robot and a Polo Mint monster. Having finally coalesced, the pair enjoy a kind of interaction, possibly sexual, then feed off and into one another, before fragmenting and flying into a void. Tusalava! Seminal stuff for Samoans; for the rest the mysticism, mock biology and primitive animation are quite intriguing.

Details

Release details

Duration:
9 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Len Lye