by Matthias MÜLLER
1993 / color / sound / 1S / 15' 00

"SLEEPY HAVEN is explicitly clinging to the spirit of Kenneth Anger's Fireworks. Materializing phantasies of an erotic daydream, the film is kind of a cocktail merging found footage with original shots like in a love act.
Nudes bodies of sailors are flaring up in flickering solarisation effects; they are given an ardent aura of physical craving by this tatooing of the film emulsion.
Müller only gradually changes his material metaphors to becoming metaphors of love. We see huge ocean liners under stream docked in the harbours and moored to quays and iron post. Constant fade-ins and fade-outs make the screen breathe heavily, open up and close again. Circular stops associate openings of the human body[...]
But it is not only Fireworks the films alluding to, there is yet another classic shimmering through Müller's imaginery: Jean Genet's Un chant d'amour..." Peter Tscherkassky


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 70,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server
screen 16/9 (single screen)
sound sound
rental fee 70,00 €