His Comedy

by Bush, Paul

Film: 16mm 1994

Series
Animate!
Duration
7
Screens
1
Funder
Arts Council of England/Great Britain

The poet Dante is taken by Virgil through the gates of the city of desolation and into the centre of Hell. What he sees is not simply an apocalyptic vision of the punishment that awaits sinners after death but also the very real horrors committed by human hands on Earth. Based on Gustave Doré's nineteenth century woodblock engravings illustrating Dante's Divine Comedy. All images in the film were produced by engraving directly into the surface of 35mm colour stock.

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