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Inspired by the ancient greek poetess Erinna, in 1863, Eduard Mörike created an image of her, according to the abysmal romantic subjectivity of his own time. A look in the mirror reveals the transience that appears between the point where the eyes meet. At this point the film tries by looking associatively into the abyss and the wobble between life and death to give a picture that both the ancient and romantic tradition is aware of.
ERINNA AN SAPPHO (ERINNA TO SAPPHO/ERINNA À SAPPHO). A short film by Patrick Müller after the poem of the same name by Eduard Mörike. Germany, 2012. Filmed on a Sony DSR-PD170 Camcorder. English subtitles.