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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