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DAWN

by András SZIRTES
1973-1978 / b&w / 1S / 21' 00

The film was made during the course of five years, and it consists of three parts. In the first part we penetrate into the industrial suburb's material landscape, right down to its microscopic structure. The images are burning in pulsating solarization. The accompanying sound is the sound of the beating heart, and the sound of blood in the veins. The second part is a model of revolution, using the example of the physical transformation of a natural phenomenon, that of boiling water, recorded on film in micro and macro scales. The formation of bubbles on the surface is likened to the behavioral patterns of people participating in a revolutionary process. When the antigravitational force ceases, the agitation stops, giving way to a new evolutionary period. The music is a mixture of concrete sounds edited to accompany the images. The third part is one long shot, a 360-degree revolution of the camera, during which dawn arrives. The last image is the freeze frame of a worker on the way to work. The sounds accompanying this slow panoramic shot are those of blowing wind and of morse-code transmissions.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 64,00 €