helen of troy

FACES (helene)

“Was this the face that launched a thousand ships and burnt the topless towers of Ilium?”

An unnamed women who might be the inspiration behind the two famous lines from playwright Christopher Marlowe’s play “The Tragedy of Dr. Faustus” is the central figure in this film. There are hints of the presence of Helen of Troy. Her beauty, her sensuality, her very presence sparked one of the most famous and terrifying wars in history, moving two gigantic powerhouse civilizations, the Greeks and the Trojans, into war…for ten years; nearly decimating their countries.

And behind it all stirs the hand of something . . . epic. When creativity is sparked a cry goes out to One of the Nine.

“Faces” is a short experimental film directed by Michael Babbitt and starring Clark Sarullo (“Necessary Roughness”, “Drop Dead Diva”).