… his short, The Death of Pentheus — included in the current exhibition, Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons — has just been included in the 66th annual Venice International Film Festival. It’ll be screened there in September, part of the “new trends in cinema” section.
Trust us — the Kimbell exhibition is amazing. In fact, last year, Haas’ first film adaptation of a painted work in the Kimbell Art Museum’s collection — Annibale Carraci’s The Butcher Shop — won the Venice festival’s award for films that bridge cinema and art. The Death of Pentheus is one of the more technically complicated of the installations — adapting the classic tale of Pentheus torn apart by drunken women as depicted on an ancient Greek wine cup. The five film installations, commissioned by the Kimbell, are on display in Fort Worth through Oct. 25.