The Nest (1943)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Run Time - 20 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

In this short film, a brother (Bob Jones) and sister (Jo Whittaker) seem to share a common bond beyond what would be considered "normal," not only to each other, but to themselves. Much of the film was shot in mirrors, concentrating on dressing and making up in an obsessive, ritualistic way. The bond between brother and sister is disturbed when the sister takes a boyfriend (John Derek, then known as Dare Harris). This seduces both into violence, which ends when the brother walks out. Although circulated on 16 mm through 1967, Kenneth Anger then withdrew The Nest. It is possible that the film no longer exists, but it may be among a few extant titles that Anger has stated he prefers not to show.