HEART OF A DOG
Director: Laurie Anderson
Documentary | USA | 2015
75 min | Dolby 5.1
49th Hof International Film Festival
“Hello, little bonehead. I’ll love you forever.” So begins Laurie Anderson’s cinematic journey through love, death and language. Centering on Anderson’s beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, who died in 2011, the film is a personal essay that weaves together childhood memories, video diaries, philosophical musings on data collection, surveillance culture and the Buddhist conception of the afterlife, and heartfelt tributes to the artists, writers, musicians and thinkers who inspire her. She fuses her witty, inquisitive narration with original violin compositions, hand-drawn animation, 8mm home movies and artwork culled from exhibitions past and present.