United States
dir. Matthew Barney
world premiere 2002
U.S. release 2002


Because the (literally) monumental centerpiece of Barney's five-film cycle is also its ordinal and textural capstone, amplifying his interests in restraint and release, collision and expansion, solids and fluidity, terror and beauty, the human and its others. Bless him for ensuring that those are not just parallel dichotomies.