LUNAR ALMANAC

by Malena SZLAM new filmmaker
2013 / 16mm / color / silent / 1S / 4' 00




"Lunar Almanac initiates a journey through magnetic spheres with its staccato layering of single-frame, long exposures of a multiplied moon. Shot in 16mm Ektachrome and hand processed, the film's artisanal touches are imbued with nocturnal mystery." - Andréa Picard, TIFF Wavelengths, 2014

"Harnessing chance as much as film's innate technical abilities, Lunar Almanac is an exquisite miniature of wonderment." - Ana Husman, Johann Lurf and Andréa Picard, 25 FPS, 2014 (Honorable Mention)

Lunar Almanac traces the observational points of the lunar cycle in a series of visual notations. Using single-frame and long-exposure photography, the unaltered, in-camera editing accumulates over 4000 layered field views of half-moons, new moons, and full moons. These lunar inscriptions flit across the screen with a frenetic energy, illuminating nocturnal reveries that pull at the tides as much as our dreams.

2 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound silent
rental fee 40,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound silent
rental fee 40,00 €