The Sky and its Exacting Protocol
1996, 28:00 minutes, English
"The Sky and its Exacting Protocol" illuminates the perverse ideologies of flight dominating the lives of two men - an obsessive U.S. Air Force pilot and an eccentric ex-flyer. Vertigo, fire resistant underwear and childhood fantasies of flight are locations in an allegorical landscape which challenges the emotional and symbolic value of the sky. A woman preoccupied by navigation technologies explores the desert around her, while the pilot waits indefinitely for the weather to change. "Protocol" is a minimalist Western, lyrically re-figuring strategies of both structuralist and documentary cinema as it pursues what is hidden behind heroic attitudes towards open space and the seemingly impenetrable language of male ritual.
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