E. Elias Merhige’s Begotten: Still Burning Away the Darkness

By Ted Knighton. Merhige pushed the distortion to its limits to transform the look of his film, exploding the emulsion’s grain and slowing the frame-rate to stagger time and motion…. Begotten is, at times, difficult to discern, and our eyes have to adjust to its scorched, lunar landscape.” In his […]