Temenos 1998
'Temenos' means a sacred site or ritual precinct. Temenos, the film, explores the phenomenon of visionary experience.

'Temenos' is an experimental film conceived and directed by London-based artist, filmmaker and lecturer Nina Danino, composed almost entirely of images shot in numerous European locations where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to women – including Banneaux, Lourdes, Fatima, Gibraltar and Medjugorje.

Brooding b/w landscapes make up much of the running time in this evocation of the lingering sense of history in a number of sacred geographical sites. The testimonies of various Marian visionaries are spoken in voice-over as the camera prowls through deep forest and across rugged mountain, while vocal performances at the extreme end of female expressiveness, from guttural howling to soaring soprano, provide an aural complement. It's all very vivid for a while, but not easy to discern just what director Danino is getting at.

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:16:57 | 2.68 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Documentary

Director: Nina Danino
Country: UK, France

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