Skip to main content

Transcoder (Understanding Lydia)

Austria, 1998 (MIFF 1998, Experimental)

Director: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl

Taking an alternative and perhaps satirical look at the reputation of the traditional advertising image, Hiebler & Ertl dare to offer these often shunned images some credibility. Could they even be an accurate representation of daily life, at least as much as any others?

See also...

Palmes d'Or

Photos taken at Cannes are transformed into a collection of blurred silhouettes, grey streaks and iconoclasm where perfection usually reigns. ... More »

Cheers

Proceeding from the mythic Northern European content of what looks like a butter commercial. Prost takes on a curiously ghoulish quality Its footage degenerates becomes solarised and is reorganised ... More »

Hen Night

A silent view of six women and their interaction with the camera, showing how the camera's presence always creates an inauthentic moment. ... More »

StillLiving

A choreographed examination of the kinetic naked human body made up of three thousand photographs which are elaborately animated as a succession of poses, movements and gender metamorphoses. Highly ... More »

SOS Extraterrestria

With the revenge of the bad girl invading just about every sub-pop cultural milieu in the white world at present, Mara Mattuschka shows us how B-grade movie mythologies, and what can only be ... More »

Heavy Eyes

Ghostly and beautiful, Siegfried A Fruhauf's (Palmes d'Or, MIFF 09; Realtime, MIFF 03) Heavy Eyes is hypnotic cinema of abstraction and Neo-Expressionism. ... D/P/S Siegfried A. Fruhauf WS ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director