The Garden of Delight

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Films in Competition 11
Main Theater - Michigan Theater Sat, Mar 24, 2018 9:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Films in Competition 11
Release Year:2017
Production Country:Netherlands/USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Fleming


Three scenes reflecting on paradise, lust, and hell. In The Garden of Delight, beauty and evil go together like in a dream. We dive into a world of erotic derangement, inhabited by dancing lovers, lustful mutated baboons, tropical birds, deformed pin-ups, butterflies, and body-builders. This hand-manipulated collage film, made entirely out of 35mm and 8mm found footage, explores the marriage between heaven and hell, our irresolvable endless conflict that goes with human nature. Inspired by the triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. Music composed, recorded, mixed, and edited by Aaron Michael Smith.