SANCTUM and SACRUM
Two couples inhabiting the same apartment exist in parallel dimensions unaware of each others presence. An increasing obsession with mysterious fetish objects and taboo rituals of desire ultimately results in a tear in the fabric of reality that threatens to turn their worlds inside out.
A goddess born from the sea. A white egg that turns black. A serpent man, a spider woman, and a murder. Sanctum and Sacrum opens a portal between the ancient world of myth and symbol and the banal pastels of a Florida apartment. It is a matrix of transformation, in which the lives of two couples intersect via a web made out of ritual, symbol and the ever-present origin of myth.
S A N C T U M and S A C R U M (official page)
Christina Jolie Breza
Jacques de Beaufort
"Jacques de Beaufort has created a 67 minute digital poem that continues from where Baudelaire, Rimbaud and Robert Graves left off. He cuts into the cool pastels of the Florida suburbs with the serrated edges of ancient myth and symbol. This film is the first from a multi-media genius, and it presages even greater things to come. He is a talent to watch carefully." --John David Ebert
"An incredible film by incredible artist Jacques de Beaufort, Sanctum and Sacrum explores the eerie twilight states of relationships: the subliminal lunarlight within the gaps of awareness between two lovers. What is most present and least visible in romantic contexts: the predatory shadow cast by love; in de Beaufort's film has become autonomous and haunting, a hungry-ghost of Addiction and Power, as the Director flips, again and again, dimensional polarities through sex magick and reptilian violence, until the opaque night bleeds w/ an occult light."-Michael Aaron