Pepperminta

  • 80'
  • Switzerland
  • 2009
The feature debut by the Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist is a display of idiosyncratic cinema, a hallucinogenic trip in which all laws of physics are thrown overboard. Pepperminta is a psychedelic colour explosion, filled with strange camera positions and anarchic ideas. Just like her video art, her film debut is set in Rist's unique universe, with the figure of Pepperminta as her alter ego. The playful protagonist lives in a futurist rainbow city and acts according to her own rules. Colours are her best friend and strawberries are her pets. She moves around with her two best friends Werwen and Edna in her bathtub and keeps her menstrual blood in the fridge. The aim of the 'three musketeers' is to have fun, to free people from their paralytic fears and to make the world a more human place. Gaze with amazement at Rist's (literally) colourful view of existence.


Director
Pipilotti Rist
Countries of production
Switzerland, Austria
Production Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
80'
Medium
35mm
Language
German
Producers
Christof Neracher, Antonin Svoboda
Production Companies
Hugofilm Productions GmbH, Coop 99 Filmproduktion
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Screenplay
Pipilotti Rist, Chris Niemeyer
Cinematography
Pierre Mennel
Editor
Gion-Reto Killias, Davide Legittimo
Production Design
Su Erdt
Sound Design
Flury, Thomas Gassmann, Bernhard Maisch, Roland Widmer
Music
Andreas Guggisberg
Cast
Ewelina Guzik, Sabine Timoteo
Local Distributor
Contact Film
Website
http://www.pepperminta.com