Film Archive

Edge of Alchemy

Animated Film
USA
2017
19 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Stacey Steers
Stacey Steers
Lech Jankowski
Stacey Steers
Antony Cooper
Stacey Steers
Stacey Steers
Lech Jankowski, Phil Solomon
An ocean of whispering voices … In an alien landscape a female alchemist creates a good soul and beautiful idea, playing with the rules of nature – and losing her creation to the latter. Using the same alchemy, Stacey Steers mixes 19th century graphic reproductions, silent film scenes and loans from gothic novels to create an aesthetically stunning science fiction nightmare and a touching story about withheld love.

André Eckardt