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My sins are all mortal

The film titles itself after a quote by baroque painter Michelangelo Caravaggio. When stopped by a gentleman before entering a church, Caravaggio was offered holy water to cleanse himself of venial sins. Caravaggio would coolly reply, “That is not necessary, for my sins are all mortal.” On a canvas, the narrative unfolds. Set in a dreamlike void, the fabula tells a tale of the desire for inspiration, the struggle with time and the ecstasy. Inspired by the influential narrative of paintings, the film itself paints its image on a large free-standing canvas, thus rendering the artwork into a pseudo life-like painting.

Morton Russell