Films : Winter Trees : synopses

animate! synopsis

Sylvia Plath and the essence of the feminine. Fertility and regeneration in a dazzling multi-media landscape. Beauty with edges.

long synopsis

Sylvia Plath’s poem Winter Trees is translated line by line into a personalised visual language.

The central anthropomorphism of the poem is illustrated in dense animation. A sense of unease is evoked – the spirit of rebirth is contrasted with the pervasive air of uncertainty as the tree succeeds where women sometimes fail: in the unceasing regeneration of nature.