FRIG by Antony Hickling – HPFF19

FRIG by Antony Hickling (Fiction, France, 2018, 60’)

SCREENINGS
Monday 29/04/2019 – 23:00
Tuesday 30/04/2019 – 15:30 – replica

TW [Warning! Explicit content]

Frig, a film in three parts (Love, Shit and Sperm) is an experimental drama beginning with the end of a love affair. Love and the resulting experience are presented as a metaphor that goes beyond the personal and into a deeper consideration of life’s cycles, ultimately becoming a reflection on life, death and rebirth.

Opening with a personal poem and accompanied by fragmented images, the film plunges into Sade’s universe in “120 Days of Sodom” and charts the descent into one’s own, personal hell, revealing the hidden face of society.

Expressed through dance, poetry and drama, the film is an illustration of a violent rite of passage, voluntary or not, which leads us on the path of the shaman, a path of liberation. As such, the protagonist’s body becomes a tool for learning and the raw material of research. Somewhat like the alchemists who sought to transmute base metal into gold, he uses the base matter of human feelings for his own transformation, into a creature of light.