Perfect Garden

  • 80'
  • Austria
  • 2013
Within the walls of an establishment that would not look out of place in a David Lynch film, half-dressed men and women roam around. It is bursting with sensual tension and they carry out a mysterious courtship dance in all sorts of combinations. Strange conversations and philosophies of life also bind them. Sometimes these young dancers are symbiotic with each other and their surroundings, sometimes their existence is confusing and dizzying.
Into this hedonistic sub-cosmos, a Russian mafia boss arrives with his guards. He tries to exert power as is his wont, but miraculously discovers the meaning of life in this womb-red parallel reality. Perfect Garden is a hypnotic art film in which dancer and choreographer Chris Haring joins forces with filmmaker and performance artist Mara Mattuschka. Their hedonistic and utopian world filled with beautiful idiots is portrayed with inventive stylisation: original camera angles, jerky or slomo images and distorted voices.

Directors
Mara Mattuschka, Chris Haring
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Austria
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
80'
Medium
HDcam
Language
English
Producers
Mara Mattuschka, Chris Haring
Sales
sixpackfilm
Screenplay
Chris Haring, Mara Mattuschka
Cinematography
Josef Nermuth
Editor
Mara Mattuschka
Sound Design
Andreas Berger
Music
Andreas Berger
Cast
Stephanie Cumming, Luke Baio
Website
http://sixpackfilm.com/en/catalogue/show/2059