Tom Schroeder: Marcel, King of Tervuren

Hat tip to Short of the Week’s Sundance write-up, where I found out Tom Schroeder’s Marcel, King of Tervuren is online in full. In this Greek tragedy—as acted out by Belgian roosters—Marcel survives the bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills, and his son, Max.

I recommend Schroeder’s earlier films, which also feature adventurous cameras and transitions. Bike Ride is an early work from 2001, and his 2010 film, Bike Race is a nice bridge between Ride and Marcel, with hints of texture, color, and delicate, dancing vegetation.