Kubelka was asked to do a documentation group of Europe's hunters in Africa, working on it for hours and do the editing very extreme so film live leaving only 12 1/2 minutes, Kubelka also ... See full summary »
A premonition of a horror film, lurking danger: A house - at night, slightly tilted in the camera's view, eerily lit - surfaces from the pitch black, then sinks back into it again. A young ... See full summary »
Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman, an expatriate American escaping ... See full summary »
At the royal court, a prince is presenting the princess whom he is pledged to marry, when a witch suddenly appears. Though driven off, the witch soon returns, summons some of her servants, ... See full summary »
Nikolai, a mortician, and Osip, an actor playing Christ in a play, are brothers in love with the same woman. Anna, a state scientist and said woman, is in love with both brothers and ... See full summary »
This film is stripped of all content to create what is probably the most minimal work that still can confidently be called a film as it marries picture and sound by being either picture on or picture off and sound on or sound off. So in any given moment (frame) the film is in one of four possible modes: -) white frame, no sound -) white frame, white noise -) black frame, no sound -) black frame, white noise
Those are all the possibilities Kubelka gives himself to create excitement, anticipation, humor and many other things that cinema is capable of provoking. This is achieved by its unpredictability. When for example after a passage of rapid flickering a long passage follows that has just the black frame one waits for the flickering to kick in again. Or when after a long passage in which the sound is perfectly in sync with the flickering (eg white frame with sound on and black frame with sound off) it creates disorientation if suddenly this noticeable pattern gets interrupted.
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