Director Robert Mills presents “This World is Unreal like a Snake in a Rope” | Sublime Frequencies
Sublime frequencies has been releasing some of the most off the wall creations over the years and the inclusion of film is nothing short of their high standard they have set for the music release. The film that we are covering today looks at the visual diary of Robert Mills This World is Unreal like a Snake in a Rope. Shot in many different cities in South India over the course of one trip, Robert Mills pieces together a visual collage of short clips, some slightly manipulated on site, that documents, in sequence of the filming as it transpired, his travels into the majestic and one of a kind experience that is India. With history running through the streets that dates back centuries, the cultural value and importance is on full display with This World is Unreal like a Snake in a Rope. This is the type of film that really opened up my eyes to the cultural expression of an entire nation I know little about and made me look at India in a completely different light. This film brought me closer to what really makes India one of the most unique societies in the history of our world. Recommended for those who are looking for an artistic approach in the visual diary documentation of one of the liveliest places on earth.
A film by Robert Millis. Folk cinema from the eternal never-ending collage that is INDIA. A journey through the ancient Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu featuring Hindu trance ceremonies, street music, festivals, nagaswaram improvisations, impossibly loud cities, ancient temples, processions, devotions, decay, fireworks, abstractions and more. India is impossible to know: it is impossibly old and impossibly new, impossibly rich and impossibly poor, quiet and chaotic. Offered here is one perspective, raw, captured live and in the moment, with an emphasis on India’s complex and mesmerizing sounds. DVD features bonus photo gallery with over 100 images. 50 minutes/Color; digipack; all-region DVD; NTSC format. Limited one-time edition of 1000 copies. – Sublime Frequencies