Eaux d'Artifice (1953)

Eaux d'Artifice




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Set to the "Winter" concerto in Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Eaux d'Artifice focuses on columns of water jets from the Tivoli Fountains and features a mysterious, masked woman, "the Water Witch," darting in and out of the scenes. Although the film was shot in black-and-white, it was printed through a cyan filter to give the artificial appearance of being filmed at night. The fan held by the the Water Witch is hand-painted lime green, and the witch itself is played by a midget in order to … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
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The most aesthetically pleasing of Anger's shorts.

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Audience Reviews for Eaux d'Artifice

A Marie Antoinette-type character walks around an incredible outdoor array of fountains located in Tivoli, Italy. The film image: tinted blue. The soundtrack: Vivaldi. Spurting water everywhere, and lots of grimacing gargoyles. At a mere 12 minutes, the film doesn't wear out its welcome. Lovely.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

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Kenneth Anger's short blue tinted film showing a French Aristocrat type wandering around a Garden of Fountains with lots of flowing and bubbling water...the images are quite hypnotic. It is an interesting experimental film with a lot of beautiful images in it's short running time.

Ken Scheck

A Baroque dream set to the music of Vivaldi. One of the most beautiful shorts I've seen. Simply magical.

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