Director / Producer / Editing: Astrid Busch
Sound-Mix: Oscar Stiebitz
Rainmaker: Harald Opel
6 min., b/w, Germany, 2010
Music: „On The Nature of Daylight“
Written and Performed by Max Richter
Published by Mute Song Limited
Courtesy of Fat Cat Records
»The scene is probably familiar – and yet puzzling. The soundtrack seems to confirm
the first assumption. The sounds of a peaceful landscape, perhaps early in the
morning, before everything gets going. A play with sound and image, a visual
reduction that is left to the imagination to interpret, that is a red herring, and does not
even solve the riddle – because where can it possibly rain upwards?«
from the laudation for the Media Art Film Award
The idyllic life in a small peaceful village is briefly interrupted by rain.
Statement of the Director
The silhouette is not a "real" mountain scenery. It’s a detail of eaves about 20 cm.
The picture is turned through 180 degrees.