RAINBOW STORIES

by STUDIO ÉÉN
1996 / Super 8mm / tinted b&w / sound / 1S / 90' 00

Rainbow Stories' consist, objectively speaking of nine short films, made by order of the mini-laboratory `Studio één'. Filmmakers from around the corner, or from more then 1000 kilometers away. Each filmmaker has his or hers own working methods and conception of the general idea. Studio één did ask the filmmakers to `show their colour' in a monochrome film with an average lenght of ten minutes. Super8,16mm film and 8mm video, all brought together in one ninety minute long 16mm film. `Rainbow Stories' is made according to a policy of independence and collectivity. These defenitions are a contradiction. To make them work together the regular film-industry is ignored as much as possible. The film is made by people that can work with very simple means. This gives them the oppurtunity to work spontaneous. Ideas are put into use immedeately, experiments with form and content are intergrated.
A borrowed editing-suit, gutters with a colouring bath, illegal filming at 6 a.m. in front of the Louvre in Paris, each film has it's own history. Just one filmmaker did find extra funding, and took off with 30 actors, and an enormous editing speed. With the same intensity the others made long travells, did build complete sets, executed long developing sessions, or checked all the pubs for the right voice-over-voice.
`Rainbow Stories' drops many conventions and is thus a risky project. The economic process is full of big gaps, but also the filmmakers have a dangerous liaison. As such the film is a collection with another highest and lowest point for each viewer.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 101,00 €