The Alicorn

  • The Alicorn

  • Artist: Inflatable Deities
  • Artist: Emily Pelstring
  • Artist: Jessica Mensch
  • Year: 2013
  • Duration: 08:05
  • Country: Canada
  • The film takes the form of a three-tiered hallucination: a dream within a dream within a dream. A pharaoh time travels from the future to ancient Egypt and dreams of a medieval tavern where people are suffering from the Black Plague. In the tavern, on the brink of death, an old crone tells her life story. The woman's story, narrated in old English song, alludes to her salvation by the appearance of an alicorn borne by her younger sister. Themes of women's stories, power, and transgression are woven throughout the narrative.

  • Accession #: 5366
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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