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Åke Karlung

In The Worthless Smile, Karlung constructs a complex world of ideas out of images of chiselled and painted foil, double-exposed sequences and montage of sounds and wise sayings. The film and sound poem The Worthless Smile traces roots to Oriental apocryphal teachings. Zen and Eastern meditation form the departure point of this philosophical quest for ‘the worthless smile’.

English title The Worthless Smile
Keywords Experimental, Animation
Aspect ratio 4:3
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:06:00
Color Color
Year 1965
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About the artist

1930-1991. Film-maker and artist. He studied oriental art and philosophy for many years. Karlung is a unique one-man, anti-movement phenomenon in Swedish film. He often avails himself of material generally regarded as the left-over scraps of modern society and manages to produce his films on an almost non-existing budget.

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