Memmortigo

1933 , Spain (Other)

An absurdist treatment of pessimism versus optimism using abstract illustrations.

Avant-garde surreal film investigating pessimism (embodied by a grey man who tries to commit suicide) and optimism (represented by a joyful young woman and her two children). Ernest Sant sees only bad things and Rosita Garcia esponds with their good counterparts. The film begins with an introspective man, clad entirely in black. He wanders the countryside, having bizarre encounters and often provoking hazardous incidents. A woman and two young children - possibly his family - continually try to counteract his black mood. Ends with a well staged effect, in which the man's black garb - his 'cloak of pessimism', is literally lifted form his back and he dances away: now, like the woman, dressed in white.

Keywords

Esperanto; Suicide

Background Information

The title is Esperanto meaning 'suicide' and is the only time the language is referred to, Delmiro de Carolt was a pioneer and promotor of avant-garde Catalonian cinema.

  • Ernest St Rosita Garcia

  • Augustin Ignacio

Manifestations

Memmortigo

  • Barcode
    INV356541
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:53
    Modification Date
    26/09/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    728804
  • Barcode
    INV340925
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:53
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    724725
  • Barcode
    INV357759
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:53
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    723927
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV380979
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:10:10
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    710851
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV288524
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:10:13
    Modification Date
    16/08/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    687288
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV270594
    Canonical Identifier
    27
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    bw
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:14:35
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    26/07/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    684764
    Sound
    silent
  • Award:
    • Group 1:
      • Note: Awards (data migration 25/06/2021): Awarded 1st prize it its class in the 1934 IAC Competition. [1975 listing]

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