Olympia I & II

by Gabriel Abrantes & Katie Widloski, 2006

– Olympia, men want to taste the exotic: guava, or mango, or boysenberries and cream. (Olympia I)

I want to have a good story before I die. Not like my Parents. I want to make something special before I go. (Olympia II)

This radical diptych recasts Manet’s canonical painting as a scandalous psychodrama: in the first part, a prostitute (Katie Widloski) and her brother (Gabriel Abrantes) struggle with their incestuous urges; in the second, a prostitute (Abrantes) copes with her loneliness on a slow night for business.

Directing:

Gabriel Abrantes
Katie Widloski

Scriptwriting:

Gabriel Abrantes
Katie Widloski

Cinematography:

Gabriel Abrantes
Katie Widloski

Sound:

Gabriel Abrantes

Editing:

Gabriel Abrantes

With:

Gabriel Abrantes
Katie Widloski

Excerpt:

Produced by Gabriel Abrantes
With the support of Obviosom and
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

S16mm transferred to HD, 9 min.
Color / 1.37:1 / Stereo Sound
Language: English

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