Newly restored by the Academy Film Archive, David Rimmer's 1970 avant-garde classic takes a single film fragment of a factory worker unraveling a sheet of cellophane, and alters it through a mesmerizing series of spectral apparitions and alchemical and sonic permutations.
Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper
Playing as part of Wavelengths 1: Variations On...
We are honoured to launch Wavelengths
'13 with the world premiere of the
Academy Film Archive's new restoration of
Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper, David
Rimmer's 1970 classic of the Canadian
avant-garde. Opening with a fragment of
a female factory worker as she unravels a
sheet of cellophane that then morphs into
a mesmerizing wave of spectral apparitions
and alchemical and sonic permutations,
Variations perfectly sets the tone for this
program of cinematic deviations.