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PHOTOPHTALMIA

by Werner NEKES
1975 / color / sound / 1S / 28' 00

An adventure film, a journey towards the light. This film is dedicated to Joseph Plateau who discovered the principle of the cinematograph. To the man who stared at the sun until he was blinded, while he was researching the slowness of perception.
This film exists because I really like the end of the Adventures of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe.
"Werner Nekes borrowed his title from the medical term photophthalmos, which defines a disorder caused by too much light on the receptor cells of the eye.
Although Nekes, certainly, always leaves you a little bewildered, he has the merit of experimenting with new forms of expression. His arctic light effects accompanied by the irritating music of Anthony Moore 'reduce the eye to starvation,' as one critic put it. Nekes is a creator of light effects. His films are a contribution to film grammar." - Mannheimer Morgen

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound magnetic sound
rental fee 89,00 €