Deutsche Version

Readers

Director: James Benning    → show biography   
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Synopsis: Unlike smoking a cigarette, reading a book isn’t among those things that are generally regarded as a part of social communication. In the ideal case, reading can rather become an oblivious act, and this is precisely where the great American documentary filmmaker James Benning struck gold in his most recent film. READERS observes four people, three women of different ages and a man, while they are reading. Every take lasts 27 minutes, filmed as a medium shot and in central perspective. Except for an insert at the end of each episode, featuring the title of the book and a quotation from it, there is no further information. In READERS, Benning, who is known for his landscape films, continues his studies of human expressions. At the same time, however, READERS once again reveals the director’s preoccupation with time and its duration. How does perception shift in their field of tension?
Language: without dialogue
Forum participation year: 2015

Technical Attributes

Format: DCP
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Resolution: 1920x1080
Size: 128 GiB
Container: DCP-SMPTE
Codec: JPEG2000, PCM
Running time (minutes): 107
Color: color
Sound: 2.0
Aspect ratio: 1:1,78
Frames per second: 25