A haunting, wordless retelling of the myth of Artemis and Actaeon

Pushing Daisies' Anna Friel plays Diana to Eragon and Downton Abbey star Ed Speleers' Actaeon in Metamorphosis, a short film inspired by Titian's paintings about the mythology hunter who spies the naked, bathing goddess.


Tell No One produced this film for the National Gallery as part of a celebration of Titian's works. It plays like a brief, fantastical horror film, with the transgressing Speleers helpless to avoid his fate after seeing Friel in the bath.

[via Dangerous Minds]

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That was all very mannered and patrician, English and haunting.

But I still prefer the plebeian punch of this retelling: