up, up, and away #16: "a great fall"

the final sequence is titled “the return,” which closes the loop with the depression that started the cycle. it is at once the same and new: a more complex depression that includes the loss of what had at first looked like an escape earned by years of suffering. like passing seasons, moving forward standing still…

all of the visuals are from lars von trier’s exploration of depression, melancholia.

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