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The Snake in the Jar



A snake in a jar is the only personal object L. is carrying with her on her odyssey
through the deserts of Nevada, Texas, Ohio and Utah. Childhood memories, letters
and other small souvenirs guide her steps through a landscape that is quite literally
littered with objects, fragments of discourses and echoes of other stories from the
old continent. Somewhere, beneath all the stories, there is another story that asks
to be told. And let us not forget talking animals and handbags!
Adopting the strategy of sampling and collaging, the director creates a world where
people are ghosts filled with space and stories. Eschewing all forms of traditional
storytelling and known cinematic genres, Luci Lux creates a puzzling and fascinating
visual maelstrom that works at the same time as experimental documentary and as
a piece of „musique concréte“ made for visual hearing. Composed of memories,
photos, Super-8 snippets, Youtube and Video-snippets. This film is a visual free-jazz
flow of stream-of-consciousness images that questions our habits related to storytelling.
„The Snake in the Jar“ is the first part of a series that will have four episodes in total
when finished.

Documentary / 37' / HD / Germany 2013

Directed, Written and Edited by Luci Lux
Produced by joon film, Berlin

Festivals
Visions du Réel, Switzerland (International Competition)
Festival international Signes de Nuit, Paris (International Competition)
EPOS - International Art Film Festival at Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Okseø Film Festival, Denmark