"Maldoror", a 100 minute attempt at collective filmmaking, made its US Premiere.
The film's primary coordinator, a flamboyant British fellow named Duncan Reekie introduced
the film, explaining the entangled process of how it was made. As a collaboration between
artists of the London Exploding Cinema Collective and Filmgruppe Chaos of Germany, the film
adapted twelve chapters of Contre de Launtremont's infamously dark and misanthropic novel
"The Song of Maladoror", a work well noted for its seemingly formless, perhaps incoherent
structure. Each artist shot their own chapter on Super 8. Eventually all twelve were blown
up to 16mm, and linked together with a voice-over track in which the narrator read from
Lautremont's text; a rambling meditation about the existence of evil
(three additional chapters were started but failed to be completed). As a whole, the film does
contain an interesting cross section of styles, using clay animation, time lapse sequences, accelerated
motion, and sometimes just out of focus and underexposed.