Deutsche Version

Monocle Blink

Director: Franz Wanner    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 2012
Synopsis: Between focusing and dissipation lies a space in which attendance oscillates between illumination and darkening. Focusing and dissipation, illumination and darkening determine expressionist film and film noir: the director Fritz Lang operates between these trends. In Monocle Blink, sequences from motion pictures with or by Fritz Lang are cut out of pictures and assembled auditively. The resulting verbal narration revolves around the question of the extent to which the medium of film is able to provide clarity on the basis of illusion. The audio montage is complemented by images that reveal Lang’s ambivalence toward commercial cinema and seismographic analysis of society. The images flash across the screen like lightning, briefly illuminating the spectators and leaving behind an afterimage before disappearing into darkness.
Language: German, English

Technical Attributes

Format: DVD
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Dialogue list language: German, English
Running time (minutes): 7
Color: color
Number of reels: 1