Lili White

Lili White (USA)

Title: The Octopus,2010, 5.55
While heading towards apocalypse the world ignores warnings that could possibly save it. THE OCTOPUS’ voiceover sets out to confuse the audience, jumbling together Paul, the psychic octopus who predicted all of the winners of the 2010 WORLD CUP; a mythic counterpart to Paul: Cassandra the Greek heroine whose warnings about the Trojan Horse were disregarded, and psychological theories. Paul was threatened with murder because of his actions: one Argentinean TV host obliged with a ritual of his own device. THE OCTOPUS seeks to relieve the filmmaker’s indignation, reminding us to «live & let live»

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