The Formative Years I-II

  • 198'
  • Germany
  • 1977
Seven early 16mm films by Heinz Emigholz reconceived as an installation work on BluRay. The Formative Years (I) contains five rigorously formalist exercises, Schenec-Tady I-III (1973/75/76), Arrowplane (1974) and Tide (1975), while (II) features two tacit approaches to a more narrative cinema: Hotel (1976) and Demon (1977). What unites them is Emigholz's attempt to systematically explore, explain, experience and redefine (for himself and others) the basics of cinema's possibilities. Schenec-Tady I is the starting point for all things Emigholz: a single cinematic motion (a 360° pan) created through single-frame photography, in-camera edited, silent, black-and-white. By Demon, Emigholz uses black-and-white and colour as well as sound. Here, three people in different rooms with different sound qualities recite Mallarmé's poem in three different languages, edited into each other word-by-word.
Director
Heinz Emigholz
Country of production
Germany
Production Year
1977
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
198'
Medium
File
Languages
German, English, French
Producer
Heinz Emigholz
Production Company
Pym Films
Sales
Patra Spanou Film Marketing & Consulting
Screenplay
Heinz Emigholz
Website
http://pym.de