The Ill Id and the Odd Sea

David Clark, Robert Hamilton and Loyola Lewis

1991, 19:00 minutes, Colour/B&W, English


The Ill Id And The Odd Sea is an experimental narrative shot on video, 16mm B/W film and Super 8 film. The story follows Homer on an adventure into a repressed childhood memory of his dog. Along the way he encounters a strange game show, the Titanic, his ego and superego and the 'Ill Id', a character from Russian Filmmaker Sergi Eisenstien's 1925 classic 'Battleship Potemkin'. This epic adventure takes place amongst elaborate cardboard sets and juxtaposes the genres of television, silent film, and home movies.

Cette narration curieuse et hybride emporte notre héros, Homère, dans la démence d'un jeu télévisé avec visite gratuite sur le Titanic en perdition, pour se retrouver au beau milieu d'une scène avec le célèbre landau du cuirassé Potemkine ... tout ça pour redécouvrir le souvenir refoulé du chien de son enfance se déroulant devant lui en Super 8. Des décors sophistiqués en carton-pâte transforment cette loufoque et mémorable aventure en délire inconscient d'obsession canine.

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