R. Bruce Elder

The Young Prince

125 min. colour 2007

(Assisted by Erika Loic, Alla Gadassik, Ajla Odobasic et al.) A beggar imagines himself sitting at the edge of a maelstrom, looking inward at a vortex, observing beings – demonic forms, ghosts, animals, humans – first rising, and then falling through the vortex: all of them, he realizes have the character they do because of his evanescent mental states. What is seen is never made of anything but imagination. Beyond that lies nothingness.

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