The Argument (1999)

Posted on September 7, 2013


Lost for nearly 30 years, this short film directed by Donald Cammell is funny, allegorical, existential, but above all cinematic. It is stunningly photographed in spectacular Utah desert scenery – possibly in or around Bryce Canyon – where some rock formations are phallic and others are breast shaped; and the two characters, the scantily clad Ayesha the Witch and over-dressed Nonus the director conduct a shouted discussion on the meaning of life, sexual roles, and film making!