Skip to main content

Curios in Landscape

Australia, 1983 (MIFF 1984)

Director: Klaus Jaritz

A landscape is the result of a continuous battle between weather and time, measured over millions of years. Australia's landscape, the oldest on planet Earth, has the oldest stretch of exposed land, the oldest river, and some of the most ancient curiosities, such as Ayers Rock.

In this dramatic depiction of the geological battle at work,cinematic technique, not action, makes the natural processes unfold. Geology and land formation, normally regarded as slow and invisible processes, are made exciting through an extraordinary sound track and fine camera and editing techniques.

See also...

Orange

Man's interference with nature — nature's reaction. ... More »

Sun

Reflections on the sun rising and setting over Sydney. ... More »

Discs

A pixilated spin through a film -maker's record collection. ... More »

Dance of Death

Little Sally Roberts loves television violence-particularly her favourite variety show: "Dance of Death". ... More »

Little Bits

This film represents two moods through the presentation of contrasting visuals and music. Images of confinement are disrupted by the intrusion of the other seemingly bizarre and conflicting scenes ... More »

Stations

A story about the differences between reality and dreams. Dora falls in love with Dick and imagines that it will be just as movies and magazines told her it would be. But real life in Queensland 1953 ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director