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In the future we will look at the topic of surrealism, but today I wanted to share a film by Zbigniew Rybczyński, an award winning Polish filmmaker who has created some incredible avant garde visions of surrealism. I was pleasantly surprised to find that "Stairway to Lenin"--an excerpt from a longer work called "The Orchestra"--is available on YouTube so I wanted to share this piece with you here.
The music is the compelling dreamlike and hypnotic "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel. The fifteen minutes that this film takes to watch is well worth your time if you appreciate this piece of music, surrealism, unique film vision, or all of the above. Make sure you enlarge it to full screen for maximum effect. Unfortunately the resolution is not as clear as it would be on DVD, but you get a good idea of this amazing piece of film making.
You can find the DVDs of this and other works by Rybczyński at his website Zbig Vision.