SCHATTENGRENZE

by Gunter DELLER
1999 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 9' 20

«In a moody urban environment, the camera mingles with the shopping masses, concentrating only on ritual proceedings, typical gazes, ans movements. The varying intensities of light on the 16mm footage, plus the use of of abstract visual elements in combination with an associative montage of sounds and images, all create a cinematic poem out of these urban structures and surfaces, a cinematic poem that seems to be dedicated more to the wilderness than to civilization.» Impakt Festival, Utrecht

A film poem. At first the camera dives into ordinary gestures, glances and movements of an urban shopping street. This choregraphy condenses more and more to become an interplay of shadows and light. Eventually, we arrive at an interzone - the border between wilderness and civilization. Inner landscapes open up and urban elements (streets, houses, construction buildings, etc.) melt in an image/sound montage into a system of mythical signs.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound magnetic sound
rental fee 29,00 €