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Le Formiche di Mida
Midas' Ants is a joyride through the moments in history at which our ideas of nature changed. Nearby Rome an ancient castle overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its grim owner trumpets patriotic slogans from his ragged car while the local priest shoots anything that’s beyond his comprehension. Joined by the choir of immigrants peasants indulge in Hegelian thinking while Balthazar the philosophical donkey and his hybrid friend reflect on human follies.
|Running time:||75 min|
|Editing:||Thomas Woschitz, Edgar Honetschläger|
|Key cast:||Lampino, Elena Moschoni, Giancarlo Camurani|
«We just always imagine we are smarter in the present than the people before us.»
Even King Midas reached the limits of greed when it dawned on him that his desire to turn everything to gold by touching it also meant the end of food and affection. In LE FORMICHE DI MIDA the inescapable turning point we have reached in humanity’s dealings with the planet led Edgar Honetschläger on a journey into mythology and the history of ideas to create a multi-layered collage, prompting reflection on how and when things got out of hand between nature and humans.