D’ Annunzio Cave is a strange, loud and unique film . The film examines the at the time immensely popular Italian writer Gabriele D’ Annunzio opulent private residence. D’Annunzio published decadent and symbolist liter...展开ature from the time he was 16 , had affairs with a number of his day’s most famous beauties, became a patriotic hero under 1 World War II and after the war cast himself as ” duce ” of a city in Croatia for a brief period. At one time a bel esprit , whose writings are still partly valued today, but also a source of inspiration for fascism.
Where the style of most of Emigholz ‘ film is quiet and panoramic, this film is handheld and intrusive . Where the soundtrack of the other films consists of footage from the site , there is in this film constantly voiceover from a cacophony of computer voices that read texts of d’ Annunzio , Joseph Conrad, Benito Mussolini and several others. There’s even background music here and there from Debussy, David Byrne and Brian Eno. It is a poignantly beautiful, noisy and poetically overwhelming film – with lots of color and fetish . From a forgotten time.