On 7 February 1944, the day of the opening of an important exhibition of his work, the Hungarian photographer Oskar Benedek disappeared. More than sixty years later, an investigation reveals his strange fate.
During language classes the director is not only taught basic Persian by her teacher, he also opens the gates to Iranian history and culture. Gradually, the lessons morph into a poetic, visual collage that questions the term freedom and the meaning of revolution.
A 16mm short film, shot in the summer of 2013, following employees of the Cleveland Water Department on the hunt for what lies beneath, as they investigate for leaks in the infrastructure in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
A beach in De Haan, Belgium, might seem like an unusual place to think about money and exchange.
Two gentlemen share the ins and outs of hustling metal in Cleveland.
The film follows Sandra, a young woman assisted by her husband, who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
“Mercury is the fastest, hottest, coldest planet. One side is always night. The other, always day. You feel very light because the gravity is weak. The sky is dark, and never varies. There is no air. This story takes place in a far distant time, a time of violence.
“It is necessary to understand with what vigor certain ideas seize certain men, who have passed through certain things and have occupied certain stations, in order to understand that a mission to the Ranquels [a tribe in northern La Pampa] can become, for a moderately civilized man like myself, a
“These remains, remnants, and especially ghosts thereby inspire for Petzold not an empirical or documentary search for history and historical transformation but a haunted and uncanny one, one that points to Petzold’s elusive, spectral style.
“Here the hand of the director is, in at least one key way, effectively absent: what we are watching is archival footage of a historic 1988 match between Bucharest’s two main soccer teams, Steaua and Dinamo.
« Ce retour sur l’œuvre passée n’est en rien un repli sur soi, il témoigne au contraire d’une persévérance. »
“It will be difficult to continue this story of mine. I don’t even know if it is a story. It is difficult to call this a story, this constant... clustering and falling apart... of elements...”
“So we make films on high seas. And as we do not have a book of laws, we work in a very dark area, which is memory, because our material is memory.”