The epical work Les variations Kancheli is the last part of a triptych Geoffroy de Volder has been working on since 2001. The film is entirely built from film and television fragments of various origins and it is divided into two parts of four chapters each, supported by music. In the opening sequence (Avec le temps) of the first part Aria a space ship is shown as it takes off, on its way to the universe, but the rocket explodes without even leaving the atmosphere. For the most part Les variations Kancheli consists of nature recordings, among others thunderclouds, icebergs, volcanic eruptions and bizarre deep-sea animals. Due to the balanced hypnotic editing and the slow pace of the film the spectator soon loses every sense of time. An almost infinite multitude of images of improbable beauty pass by in an apotheosis of a discovery expedition.

  • Format miniDV(miniDV)
  • Color system PAL
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  • Year 2003
  • Duration 01:59:58
  • Languageinfo
    Running text/titles: French
    Spoken: English UK, German, Italian, French
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