Crossing The Rainbow Bridge, 2003
A splitscreen-semi-autobiographical-musical-documentary (14 min 30), inspired by our stay in China.
Crossing The Rainbow Bridge is distributed by the Netherlands Media Art Institute.
|music made by Bauer|
In the film Crossing
the Rainbow Bridge, Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukàcs are pushing
artistic form and content to the limit. With a grand gesture, they open
the floodgates of sentiment, but ingeniously prevent it all from turning
into treacle. The film is shown on split screen, with the two parts sometimes
complementing each other, sometimes being played off against each other.
A simple story develops amidst this fragmentation, about two young people
who are apparently involved in a love affair, and are thinking about each
other. Their thoughts include the usual lovers' dreams and tender reflections.
Sometimes the camera takes over their musing, in a sort of 'visual thinking'.
Action, patterns and images then melt together, and continue the story
in a poetically associative manner. Sometimes the lovers find each other
and sing a song together. And then she says: it seems as if everything
is connected. To understand one thing, you have to understand ten other
things, and to understand those, you need to understand a hundred more.
And so on. The message seems clear: things are incomprehensible, but they
can be made visible. Or tangible. And that is what this film does magnificently:
making things visible and tangible.