The Greater Circulation

The Greater Circulation


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Duration:93 minutes


A Poetic Docufiction. Over three fever-dream nights in the Hotel Biron of Paris 1908, poet Rainer Maria Rilke encounters the ghost of his good friend, the artist Paula Modersohn-Becker, who died shortly after giving birth to her first child. Rilke surfaces from this haunting by composing his epic lament, "Requiem for a Friend", as a tribute to Paula. The Greater Circulation is a cinematic treatment enacting the central drama of Rilke's prose of a woman caught between sacrificing herself to her Art or her life to Motherhood.

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Antero Alli is clearly one of the great treasures of today's cinema. Not just the underground cinema, but cinema as a whole. The Greater Circulation is among his finest works. Anyone seeking lessons on how to create a wholly original work of motion picture genius can start here.

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About the Author

Antero Alli

Antero Alli is an underground filmmaker and director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch who maintains a private astrological practice in his spare time. He is the author of Angel Tech, Angel Tech Talk, A Modern Shaman's Guide to a Pregnant Universe (with Christopher S. Hyatt), The Akashic Record Player, Astrologik, The Vertical Oracle, and Towards an Archeology of the Soul.