Heavy Eyes

by Siegfried Alexander FRUHAUF
2011 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 10' 00

"A kind of white noise weighs heavy over this film, which is revealingly titled 'Heavy Eyes': digital rain overshadows the (formerly) analogue film material. These wild proliferations of images seem to have been scribbled or scratched, and spots spread across them like sores taking over human bodies, and corroding faces: This is a cinema of abstraction and Neo-Expressionism. Ghostly and mask-like faces appear (and disappear again immediately in the digital fog), eerily duplicated, electronically cloned. The nervous, gracefully constructed soundtrack provides a matching synthetic, haunting accompaniment. The roughly outlined animation soon becomes more concrete - resembling a tracing or overdrawing of found film images in which trembling figures can be seen in anonymous urban landscapes, a girl stands at a window, a young man grins into space, while another only lowers his eyes." - Stefan Grissemann


distribution format 35mm
screen 1,85 - Panoramic (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 42,00 €