Produced by Kirill Krasovski (faktura film), François D’Artemare (Les Films de l’Après-Midi), Vladimir Vidic & Nataša Damnjanovic (dart.film)
Abandoned at birth in the Greek mountains on a stormy night, Jon is taken in and adopted, without having known his father or mother.
As a young man, he meets Iro, a warden in the prison where he is incarcerated after a deadly tragic accident. She seems to seek out his presence, takes care of him, records music for him. Jon’s eyesight begins to fail…
From then on, for every loss he suffers, he will gain something in return. Thus, in spite of going blind, he will live his life more fully than ever.
Freely inspired by the myth of Oedipus.
Binding together a foundational myth with musical creation, Angela Schanelec, the figurehead of the German “new New Wave”, returns with her very own and stunning contemporary rendering of the tragedy of Oedipus.
«The celebration of a vision Schanelec has meticulously honed over the past three decades, like a late sonata by a composer who has fully come into their voice» - The Hollywood Reporter
«A scintillating example of film’s uncanny ability to transcend itself, to operate on planes above, below and in between the images and soundscapes of which it is composed» - Variety
«Music crashes onto us like a star out of orbit, with its unstable geography, its chasm-scattered temporality, its signifying opacity, its blinding clarity, its scarce words and its fiction standing beyond any narrative rhetoric» - Cahiers du Cinéma
«Enigmatic in form and uncompromising in intent, a formally impressive film» - IndieWire
«Exciting and puzzling» - Little White Lies
«Schanelec’s provocatively abstract cinema sails through the gaze like a mystery that calls to the subconscious as well as to the clarity of senses. She dazzles, hypnotizes and, most obviously, intrigues» - El Mundo
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