Eaux d'Artifice (1953) - Rotten Tomatoes

Eaux d'Artifice (1953)





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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 give a false sense of scale.


Camilla Salvatorelli
as The Water Witch

Critic Reviews for Eaux d'Artifice

All Critics (2)

The most aesthetically pleasing of Anger's shorts.

March 31, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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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