Pink Ulysses

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
English, German
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, French
Duration
Duur
Longueur
98'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33

Homer tells us how Ulysses’ wife Penelope used to weave Laertes’ shroud. The work she did by day she unravelled by night. That process was not dissimilar to the creation and production of Pink Ulysses. Gradually images (collected here and there, also from film classics) and well and lesser known music created a texture of sight and sound, resulting in a variation on Ulysses. Perhaps Penelope began to love her son more than her distant, absent husband? And possibly Ulysses began to love the “ideal Penelope” he recognized in magical Circe more than his wife, who would be waiting for him in Ithaca? Perhaps… and the imagination lingers on… How this materializes in a film, a fabric, is Pink Ulysses’ secret. An exploration, an adventurous wandering.’

“This could easily become a cult film. Question is: the cult of what? Of lovers of music, of dance, of bodies and eroticism, sensuality, gay movies, of astonishing shots? In any case, Pink Ulysses, by Eric de Kuyper, is an attention-grabber. There’s no plot, only the theme of Ulysses’ return from Troy as a thread to hold the whole together. Film is a sensuous flow of music (from Wagner to Zarah Leander) and images (including clips of old pics), filled with bodies and colors, and a very explicit sequence of male masturbation. Pic was made with little money but lots of humor. It searches continuously. For beauty? Perhaps. For things and feelings to be grateful for? Probably. Direction is technically and artistically of a high order. Pink Ulysses made a positive impression on auds at the Rotterdam Film Festival and also played the Berlinale.”

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Pink Ulysses (Eric de Kuyper, 1990)
Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
English, German
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, French
Duration
Duur
Longueur
98'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
José Teunissen, Dolf Wilkens, Erik de Bruyn, Jos IJland, Maarten Almekinders, Daan Jansen, José Theunissen, Margie Smit, Jos IJlant
Script
Scenario
Scénario
Eric de Kuyper
Image
Beeld
Image
Stef Tijdink
Sound
Geluid
Son
Jan van Sandwijk
Décor
Decor
Décor
Herman Coenen, Gerard D'Olivat
Costumes
Kostuum
Costumes
José Teunissen
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Suzanne van Voorst
Line Producer
Uitvoerend Producent
Producteur Exécutif
Gerard D'Olivat, Floor Kooij
Editing
Montage
Montage
Ton de Graaff
Music
Muziek
Musique
Zarah Leander, Maurice Ravel, Claudio Monteverdi, Igor Strawinsky
Sound Mix
Klankmix
Mixage son
Jan Van Sandwijk
Production
Productie
Production
Yuca Film
With the Support of
Met de steun van
Avec le soutien de
Het Fonds voor de Nederlandse Film / Dutch Film Fund, NFM/IAF Filmdistribution