Encore (Paradise Omeros: Redux)

Isaac Julien

2003 | 00:04:38 | United Kingdom | English | Color | Stereo |

Collection: Single Titles

This work opens with rich, color-saturated images of Saint Lucia, where the film was shot and the birthplace of Julien's parents. A scene of violence interrupts this setting, and the piece suddenly moves to the dark, gray, dismal world of London. The juxtaposition between a dreamlike paradise and an industrial wasteland suggests a displacement, as does the footage throughout of the sea. This stunning film features the voice over of Noble prize-winning poet and writer Derek Walcott, whose epic poem "Omeros" was an inspiration.

This title is only available on Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image.