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An Anatomy of Melancholy (2000) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Animation / Short
Original Title: An Anatomy of Melancholy
Director: Jo Ann Kaplan
Writers: Robert Burton
Released: 2000
Duration: 13min
Video type: Movie
"An Anatomy of Melancholy" is a cinematic meditation on mortality which takes the form of a special anatomy book - one in the process of being made. As hand-drawn illustrations appear slowly and painfully on the pages of the book, showing us parts of a dissected human body, we witness both the act of creation and a testament to our own passing. Accompanying the simple but powerful images of the human body, we hear the words of Keats' Ode on Melancholy: "Ay, in the very temple of Delight. Veiled Melancholy has her sovran shrine..."
Credited cast:
Fayida Jailler Fayida Jailler