A New Matthew Barney Film Retells an Ancient Myth in the American Wilds
Artist Matthew Barney returns to film this fall with his new feature Redoubt. It’s smaller in scale than the cinematic work for which he’s most known, such as the five-part Cremaster Cycle or the six-hour River of Fundament, but no less ambitious. This film retells Ovid’s story of Diana and Actaeon through dance, set against the backdrop of the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. Diana, the Roman version of Artemis, goddess of the hunt and nature, is reimagined with modern camo garb and weaponry, and played by a real-life sharpshooter.