Vita brevis

  • 40'
  • Belgium
  • 2015
Inspired by jazz musician Jimmy Giuffre's statement, 'I’m not afraid to play something simple', Thierry Knauff has created a cinematic exercise in capturing beauty, observing nature and being moved by film. He translated the way jazz musicians play together into an interplay of elements he saw on the Tisza River, a tributary of the Danube: rustling willow leaves, followed by the whirring of thousands of mayfly wings and a young girl's hair blowing in the wind.
The film plays with abstract patterns and focuses on emerging life and the tough battle for survival in nature. Says Knauf, ‘Vita brevis is a poem of the moment, an evocation of the fragile and fleeting dance of life.’
Director
Thierry Knauff
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Belgium
Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2015
Length
40'
Medium
DCP
Language
no dialogue
Producers
Thierry Knauff, Arnaud Demuynck, Peter Krüger
Production Companies
Les Films du Sablier, Les Films du Nord, Inti Films
Sales
Les Films du Sablier
Screenplay
Thierry Knauff
Cinematography
Antoine-Marie Meert
Editor
Thierry Knauff
Production Design
Thierry Knauff
Sound Design
Bruno Tarriere
Cast
Hannah Fontaine
Website
http://www.filmsdusablier.com