A Title! A Title!
Due to a lot of paid work I haven’t had enough time to animate over the last weeks. And yet I used every spare minute to work on other aspects of my film, especially its name.
I called it Orpheus film project for a long time, because I first had no idea for a proper title, and then I couldn’t decide which one I’d like to use.
Finding a suitable title was a long process full of endless piles of lists, huge amount of ideas on whiteboards or in sketchbooks and I don’t know what.
Now I had this idea for three days, and I still like it, so herewith I proudly present you the final title for my film:
And here is the version which is translated into English:
The German title is the official film title, the English title is rather a simple translation for when I’m going to apply to international film festivals later.
I also designed a poster layout today, and I’m thinking of printing one of those images as postcards:
The decision for the title was a big relief.
Ins Dunkel | Into the Darkness
According to the ancient Greek tale, Orpheus is trying to bring his beloved Eurydice back from death, and he descends to the Underworld.
The descent to the underworld is a mytheme of comparative mythology found in a diverse number of religions from around the world, up to and including Christianity. The hero or upper-world deity journeys to the underworld or to the land of the dead and returns, often with a quest-object or a loved one, or with heightened knowledge.
(page version from 13 May 2011 at 18:59)
Descending into the dark is the subject that is most interesting to me here. Orpheus is doing this literally in the tale, but also does it metaphorically. He’s going into the dark, to face the darkest parts of his soul where fear and grief and loneliness live.
At this point the story becomes archetypical: every human being faces darkness at some point of their life. The question is, how we deal with it.
Have a good week!