Scene from the film Asterión
Scene from the film Asterión
Scene from the film Asterión
Scene from the film Asterión
Scene from the film Asterión
Scene from the film Asterión

Asterión

Direction
Year 
2022
Country
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
Duration
15min 

Under the burning sun, a solitary bull awaits tireless, whilst a man jumps deep into the darkest waters of his persona, in their common attempt to defeat death. In this silent visual poem, the massive body of a bull appears on the table of a meticulous taxidermist, having died in the hot sun in the middle of a bullfighting arena. Working with the body of an untamed animal, the man is inwardly transformed and finds in the animal's skin a way to cope with his own mortality and the transience of life.

“It’s the story of a double fate, the one of the man and the one of the bull, both doomed to succumb to their own restless natures.” Francesco Montagner

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