Werner von Mutzenbecher : Film is a Mystery

    Werner von Mutzenbecher : Film is a Mystery

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    DVD with 18 short films by the Swiss artist Werner von Mutzenbecher
    OFFICIAL RELEASE NOVEMBER 2, 2021

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    Though von Mutzenbecher has achieved greater recognition as a painter, his film-making has followed a distinct and equally effective path. His approach to each medium stays true to their unique characteristics. Routinely working alone, the filmmaker himself frequently appears in his films. Other people are rarely seen. Instead, we are given spaces and objects to observe. The spaces between objects, private and public environments, commonplace domestic items, noteworthy architecture, suggestions of psychological states.
    -Mark Webber

    A relatively slender body of work produced over the last fifty years, von Mutzenbecher’s films occupy a distinctive place in the history of experimental film-making. They are neither properly “structural” or “objective,” nor just personal, diaristic, or generically “poetic.” They combine both modes, lyrical and descriptive, through their structural, often deadpan formal approach to personally charged recorded material.
    -Adam Szymczy



    FILMS
    1. I/68 Dinge 1968, 16mm, 8' b&w silent
    2. II/69 Kunsthalle 1969, 16mm, 6' b&w silent
    3. III/71 Aktionen 1971, 16mm, 15' b&w sound
    4. XIV/82 Filme 1982, 16mm, 21' color sound
    5. XV/84 Vogelhaus 1984, 16mm, 9' b&w sound
    6. XVI/84 Fenster III 1984, 16mm, 4' b&w silent
    7. XXVII/03 Filmmaker's afternoon 2003, 16mm, 6' b&w silent
    8. XIX/88 4x8 1988, 16mm, 3' color silent 9. Movimenti II/90 1990, 16mm, 3' color silent
    10. XVII/85 Projektionen 1985, 16mm, 8' b&w sound
    11. Objekte (Flickerfilm) 2017, 16mm, 3'b&w silent
    12. Personae (Drei Generationen) 2017, 16mm, 4' b&w silent
    13. XX/88 Pelczyn 1988, 16mm, 12' color sound  EN Subtitles
    14. IX/75 Schlachthof 1975, 16mm, 20' color sound
    15. X/78 Rheinhafen 1978, 16mm, 12' color silent
    16. Rom 70/71 1970-71, Super-8, 20' color silent
    17. XXII/90 Wolf-Passerelle 1990, 16mm, 6' color sound
    18. XVIII/85 Untergrund 1985, 16mm, 5' b&w sound

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    Author(s)
    Werner von Mutzenbacher
    Format
    DVD9 PAL Interzone Region 0, Stereo, 4:3
    Original format
    16mm
    Year
    1968-2017
    Language(s)
    German
    Subtitles
    English, French
    Runtime
    165 min
    Publisher
    REVOIR
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