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Heart of a Dog

Heart of a Dog

2015 / United States / 75 min / N-13
Total votes: 29, Average: 8.3
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Director(s) - Laurie Anderson
Screenwriter(s) - Laurie Anderson
Actors - Laurie Anderson
Producer(s) - Laurie Anderson, Dan Janvey
Cinematographer - Toshiaki Ozawa, Joshua Zucker Pluda, Laurie Anderson
Editor(s) - Melody London, Katherine Nolfi
Composer(s) - Laurie Anderson
Sales agent - Celluloid Dreams
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Dialogues - English
Subtitles - Lithuanian
Heart of a Dog is a personal essay film that explores themes of love, death and language. The director’s voice is a constant presence as stories of her dog Lolabelle, her mother, childhood fantasies, political and philosophical theories unfurl in a seamless song like stream. The visual language spans animation, eight millimeter films from the artist’s childhood, layered imagery and high speed text animation. The director’s signature music runs throughout the film in works for solo violin, quartets, songs, and ambient electronics. The center of Heart of a Dog is a visual and poetic meditation on the bardo, the forty nine day period after death in which identity is shredded and the consciousness prepares to enter another life form.

About Directors

Laurie Anderson (b. 1947 in Chicago, United States).


"Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson" (1986, concert film), "Heart of a Dog" (2015, "Kino pavasaris").