Shadow Land, or Light From The Other Side Friday (April 13), 11 pm, Innis. Rating: NNNN
this may be the only 16mm 3d
movie you'll ever see. Zoe Beloff adopts a deliberately obscure, difficult technical process to tell the tale of Elizabeth d'Espérance, a Victorian woman who channelled spirits with scandalous appetites. Beloff goes Guy Maddin one better, inventing a cinematic language somewhere between silent melodrama and the occult. Shadow Land's flat voice-over is the weakest part of this film, but the startling images more than make up for it. Watching this film is like discovering a new Georges Méliès, one he never dared show.