V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

2+2=22 [The Alphabet]

V' 17

2+2=22 [The Alphabet]

Heinz Emigholz
D, 2017
88min, OmeU

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2+2=22 [The Alphabet]

Heinz Emigholz
D, 2017
, 88min, OmeU

Contributors: 
Kreidler
Natja Brunckhorst
Screenplay: 
Hein Emigholz
Sound: 
Jochen Jezussek
Camera: 
Heinz Emigholz
Till Beckmann
Editor: 
Heinz Emigholz
Till Beckmann
Composer: 
Kreidler

Production: 
Heinz Emigholz Filmproduktion
World Sales: 
Filmgalerie 451
Format: 
DCP
Color

Worn-down pavements, trees that jut out of the concrete, casting shadows on to crumbling façades. The centre of Tbilisi in the summer of 2013. Glimpses of side and main streets, over railings and under balconies, of an architectural cacophony. The voiceover spoken by Natja Brunckhorst reflects on the nature of streets and public spaces. In an oak-panelled sound studio, the Düsseldorf band Kreidler records their album “ABC”. The drummer wears headphones; his drum kitis placed on a carpet whose colour matches the mosaic floor, which is covered with cables and electronic equipment. Only the complex geometry of the soundproofed ceiling is white. The atmosphere is focused. The third element between which the film cross cuts are the director’s familiar notebooks, being rapidly leafed through as always, with their close scrawl and catalogue clippings pasted inside. Each notebook carries a letter and they appear in alphabetical order. With this first part of the STREETSCAPES, Emigholz reboots his “Photography and beyond” series, opening up a fascinating new chapter. (Christoph Terhechte)

In the presence of Heinz Emigholz.

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