Johanna, a young drug addict, falls into a deep coma after an accident. Doctors miraculously manage to save her from death's doorstep. Touched by grace, Johanna cures patients by offering ...
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Johanna, a young drug addict, falls into a deep coma after an accident. Doctors miraculously manage to save her from death's doorstep. Touched by grace, Johanna cures patients by offering her body. The head doctor is frustrated by her continued rejection of him and allies himself with the outraged hospital authorities. They wage war against her but the grateful patients join forces to protect her. This is a filmic and musical interpretation of the Passion of Joan of Arc. Written by
Sat through about what seemed like 20 minutes of this attempt at art, though it may have been in fact only 8-12 minutes.
I don't know what sort of cameras they shot this with, but as presented at the 2005 Saint Louis Internation Film Festival, the picture had such visible digital compression artifacts that I wished it had been shot with antique analog video camera instead of whatever they used. Then at least the blown-out whites would have had some interesting flange and flare.
Sound, similarly, was digitally compromised, or at least had unintended sounds bumping in. The singers were competent, but the music itself was over-composed.
I'm not writing a review. More of a warning: You're going to have to love the concept, I think, to sit through this production.
I suggest to the authors that they load up a web-server with it, treat it as a storyboard for a real production, and see if anyone bites on it.
It's just not ready for putting people in the seats to experience it, and this is from one who loved J. Caouette's "Tarnation".
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