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Arithmetique: a pleasant Ravel nightmare

Arithmetique: a pleasant Ravel nightmare

 The two Italian directors use Ravel's opera, L' enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Spells) to create a visually enchanting universe.

 A boy starts doing his math homework, but he never gets past the first few problems. Suddenly, spilt ink is transformed into an old bearded man, who transfers the boy to a stylish world of huge numbers and black-and-white situations. 

 

Arithmetique feels like a vintage, warm-colored study of the creativity struggle.

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