Celluloid Dreams The Directors Label


At a Japanese refinery, a truck loaded with hot petroleum jelly is paraded from the factory to the harbour. The procession, led by animals, is flanked by hundreds of rejoicing Japanese as it arrives abreast an enormous whaling ship where the jelly is pumped into a mould on deck. The ship departs, and during the weeks of the voyage, the mass of petroleum jelly cools. Meanwhile, below deck, a western couple are falling in love as they are served bowls of tea. As the voyage ensues, the tea room slowly fills up with warm fluid. The western couple become enveloped in the fluid and slowly transform. As the ship reaches the Southern Ocean, amongst a backdrop of luminous icebergs we behold the de-moulding of the sculpture… All to a sublime soundtrack by Björk.