Metamorphosis of a Melody


1h 25m 1993

Brief Synopsis

Set outdoors at night, this video is a cinematic interpretation of Gitai's live performance work--a piece based on Flavius Josephus' "The Jewish War"--in which actors move across the dramatically lit ruins playing out the tragedy of the Jewish resistance against the Romans.

Film Details

Release Date
1993

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

Set outdoors at night, this video is a cinematic interpretation of Gitai's live performance work--a piece based on Flavius Josephus' "The Jewish War"--in which actors move across the dramatically lit ruins playing out the tragedy of the Jewish resistance against the Romans.

Film Details

Release Date
1993

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Tradition and Renewal: Jews in the New Europe" January 12-20, 1994.

video

subtitled English

"Metamorphosis of a Melody" was performed live in 1992 in Sicily and at the 1993 Venice Biennale.