BELLE DU JOUR
EUTERPE • 8m 42s
In a timeless world of surreal possibilities, the conjunctions and strange meetings of humans, animals and improbable objects coalesce, linger and move on to the truly timeless and ethereal music of John Davis.
There are no hidden meanings in these conjunctions except those that form in the mind of the receptive viewer. That is the ultimate lesson of the surreal path. The filmmaker has tried to infuse a certain spiritual essence into the flow of imagery. That is all.
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