This radical reworking of an Oscar Wilde tale (The Birthday of the Infanta) based on Velasquez' painting 'Las Meninas', marked the Rabans' first venture into 'experimental narrative' territory. A film of often glacial beauty and formal dexterity, it is also, in its continually looping themes of duplicity, self-deception and loss, a subtle and intuitive essay on the nature of film itself. One of the more successful films from the avant-garde, and for its imagery alone well worth seeing.
Cast and crew
|Director:||William Raban, Marilyn Raban|
|Screenwriter:||William Raban, Marilyn Raban|