Lady Windermere's escape
It is unmentionable
ady Windermere's escape explores the borders of filmic and off-screen space, travelling along folds in time, space and thought. With fragments from Lady Windermere's Fan (1925) - a silent film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, which was based on Oscar Wilde's play Lady Windermere's Fan (1893).
Lady Windermere's escape is based on a poem by Maria Barnas in which she quotes from the novel The Third Policeman (1967) by Flann O'Brien and Narration in the Fiction Film (1987) by David Bordwell. According to Bordwell, the film by Lubitsch contains a continuity mistake. Barnas sees a new space for reality in what is created by a lapse in space and time.
Comissioned by Rietveld tv 2012