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Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine

(MIFF 2005, experimental)

Director: Peter Tscherkassky

Walking down the street, our hero realises he is at the mercy of the filmmaker! A meditation on the life and death of cinema, this captivating film, which screened in Directors' Fortnight, Cannes this year, attempts to transform a Roman Western into a Greek tragedy.
D/P/S Peter Tscherkassky WS Sixpack Film L no dialogue TD 35mm/ B&W/2004/17mins

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experimental shorts


This programme includes... ... * [Kilvo] (Michaela Grill , Austria) * [Skagafjoerdur] (Peter Hutton, Iceland) * [November] (Hito Steyerl, Austria/Germany) * [Solo Mit Chor] (Karo Goldt, Austria/Germa… More »

Nachtstuck

Austria, 2006
Informed by Mozart's ""Eine kleine Nachtmusik"", there is a charged passion embedded in the material surface of this film, creating a "physical cinema". ... More »

Parallel Space: Inter-view

Austria, 1992
An intensely physical and intimate film, which combines hypnotic flickering visuals (shot entirely with a photo camera) with a combative and at times haunting staccato soundtrack. Within a spatially … More »

Dream Work

Austria, 2001
Taking its structure from the time it takes to undergo the deepest sleep, Dream Work pays tribute to both the X-ray experiments of Man Ray and the deeper insights of Freudian psychology with a compel… More »

Freeze Frame

Austria, 1983
A cacophony of horns, alarms and multiple images that freezes and hence burns in the projector gate. Originally presented as a live performance in 1983 under the title The End of Film History. ... Pe… More »

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