Premiere: Edinburgh International Film Festival, June 2015
"jury award: outstanding arthouse film" BLOW-UP INT ARTHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL Chicago 2016,
"best experimental film" HONG KONG ARTHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL,
"honorable mention" EXPERIMENTAL FILM FORUM 2016
„Major pelicula experimental international“ Films InFest 2017 Mallorca
IndieCork 2015, FIFE Île de France, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Toronto Film Week, Venice Film Week, Baden-Württemberg Filmschau, Freiburger Filmfest, Norwich Radical Film Festival, Icaro Festival International de Cine Guatemala, Martinique Film festival, Bifed Green Film Festival, Cineramabc Brazil, Blow-Up International Arthouse Film festival Chicago
RUNNING TIME: 82 Minutes
FORMAT: 16:9 Black & White
SOUND: 5.1 Surround
By land, air and sea: an audio-visual travelogue in twenty-one chapters.
Tireless flaneur Telemach Wiesinger extends his repertoire of cinematic travelogues with another poetic collage of interconnected spaces and places gathered on numerous journeys across Europe and North America. Shot, as always, on 16mm, Wiesinger’s images have a singular feel that emerges from a confident mastery of materials and a precise sense of timing. The panoply of in-camera effects transforms he outside world into a wondrous and frequently otherworldly spectacle that hovers between realism and surrealism.
Forms of travel and sites of passing trough are a constant feature, as are the steel structures and moving bridges that frequently appear in Wiesinger’s oeuvre and allow him to weave complex formal arrangements within the frame. The filmmaker engages in a playful exchange with the spectator, creating anticipation and surprise in equal measure. This is brought about particularly through the musical soundscape , the result of a close collaboration with composer and audio engineer Alexander Grebtschenko. A varied combination of contemporary pieces of music – from Adrian Belew, Hayden Chisholm, Laurent de Wilde / Otisto 23, Andreas Gogol, Jojo Mayer, Gert-Jan Prins, Tobias Schwab and Gregory Taylor – rises and falls with a kaleidoscopic choreography of images.
Dr. Kim Knowles (curator Edinburgh International Film Festival & Professor University of Wales)
A film poem by Telemach Wiesinger
Laurent De Wilde/Otisto 23
CINEMATOGRAPHY, CAMERA, LETTERING, EDIT, PRODUCTION:
Priscila Heimer Braz
16mm laboratory: Andec Film, Berlin
digitalization: Artus Film, Ludwigsburg
digital processing: media factory, Freiburg
MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg
Light Cone, Paris & Lichtbild Wiesinger
Thorsten Fleisch, Barbara Müller Wiesinger, Tom Kaminski, Kim Knowles,
Dieter Krauss, Wolfgang Lehmann, Cornelius Schwehr