Weirdest Ritual

Synopsis

A fever dream like experience where love is the overriding emotion. Capturing the dreaminess and intense feeling of intoxicated love throughout the painterly frames.

Review

3/5
An experimental animated music video.
Directed and animated by Inger Bierma, ‘Weirdest Ritual’ is an animated music video for the artist Leoni Leoni – based on her titled song. The film follows an experimental narrative that explores themes of love, sexuality and intimacy. A dreamlike sequence of sensuality and yearning, the short challenges viewer interpretation. Constructed of vibrant colors, the video follows a non-linear narrative throughout.

The 3-minute film opens with a secluded hill-top house. Inside, we are introduced to an isolated figure who is crippled with melancholy and longing for desire. The television plays a sequence of sensual kissing that overcomes our protagonists’ emotions. An amalgamation of creative imagery aids the themes, albeit puzzling to watch. Leoni Leoni’s tones are heard throughout.

Weirdest Ritual Short Film
Inger Bierma has taken a bold creative risk with this animation – and for that she should be applauded. The video highlights her skillful craft and outlandish imagination. A mainstream audience may find the film mystifying, which is possibly Bierma’s intention. ‘Weirdest Ritual’ deserves appreciation for its complexity and unique artistry. The sense of loneliness, isolation and desire for affection appears to be the core storyline – but that could easily be debated. An intriguing video from start to finish. Highly recommended for fans of experimental narratives.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Inger Bierma
Cast:
Producer(s): Inger Bierma
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation: Inger Bierma
Sound:
Music: Leoni Leoni
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Music
Subjects: Adventure, Love, Sexuality
Country: Germany
Language: English
Year: 2021
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Inger Bierma
Cast:
Producer(s): Inger Bierma
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Leoni Leoni
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Music
Subjects: Adventure, Love, Sexuality
Country: Germany
Language: English
Year: 2021

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Weirdest Ritual

Synopsis

A fever dream like experience where love is the overriding emotion. Capturing the dreaminess and intense feeling of intoxicated love throughout the painterly frames.

Review

An experimental animated music video.

3/5
Directed and animated by Inger Bierma, ‘Weirdest Ritual’ is an animated music video for the artist Leoni Leoni – based on her titled song. The film follows an experimental narrative that explores themes of love, sexuality and intimacy. A dreamlike sequence of sensuality and yearning, the short challenges viewer interpretation. Constructed of vibrant colors, the video follows a non-linear narrative throughout.

The 3-minute film opens with a secluded hill-top house. Inside, we are introduced to an isolated figure who is crippled with melancholy and longing for desire. The television plays a sequence of sensual kissing that overcomes our protagonists’ emotions. An amalgamation of creative imagery aids the themes, albeit puzzling to watch. Leoni Leoni’s tones are heard throughout.

Weirdest Ritual Short Film
Inger Bierma has taken a bold creative risk with this animation – and for that she should be applauded. The video highlights her skillful craft and outlandish imagination. A mainstream audience may find the film mystifying, which is possibly Bierma’s intention. ‘Weirdest Ritual’ deserves appreciation for its complexity and unique artistry. The sense of loneliness, isolation and desire for affection appears to be the core storyline – but that could easily be debated. An intriguing video from start to finish. Highly recommended for fans of experimental narratives.

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