15 minutes running time.
Strange Life of Ivan Osokin; A storyboard version of Chapter 5 At The Magican’s
Ever felt that you are Bound by the Wheel of Eternal Recurrence?
Ivan Osokin, rejected in love, expelled from military school and having lost a fortune, turns to a magician in a desperate attempt to go back in time and re-live his life; and in the process remember his past events and make different choices; only to discover that he is bound by the wheel of eternal recurrence.
“The Strange Life of Ivan Osokin” is a novel by P. D. Ouspensky. It follows the unsuccessful struggle of Ivan Osokin to correct his mistakes when given a chance to relive his past. The conclusion fully anticipates the Fourth Way Philosophy which typified Ouspensky’s later works, in particular the final chapter’s description of the shocking realization of the mechanical nature of our existence, its consequences, and the need to work deeper into our psyche and patterns of behaviour and belief.
In this Story-Board animation video; Ivan Osokin meets the Magician in P.D. Ouspensky’s (1878-1947) novel ‘The Strange Life of Ivan Osokin’
Producer, Director, Artwork: Jan Spoczynski
Co-production, editing and original music: Christian Kyriacou
Created in 1995