Deutsche Version

Meer der Dünste

English title: Sea of vapors
Director: Sylvia Schedelbauer    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 2014
Synopsis: A cascade of images cut frame by frame flow into an allegory of the lunar cycle. SEA OF VAPORS employs almost-static imagery, suspended in vibrato, to create an erotic exploration of the birth and rebirth of the lunar cycle. –– Film notes, Chris Kennedy, TIFF Bell Light Box. „...with a keen attention to form, Schedelbauer masterfully imparts tone and emotion through audiovisual means. The sensate work pulses with poetic imagery, recurring allusions to vessels and openings—a bowl held between hands, the space between two fingers, and voluptuous lips are superimposed over elemental landscapes—sun and forest, ocean and moon. Images of a body are intimate and close-up, rendered in lush, nuanced black-and-white celluloid tones. An ethereal soundscape composed by Jeff Surak is reassuringly expansive, drawing us out from the claustrophobic image into the universal. The film conveys the trepidation with which one bares one’s innermost, vulnerable space, and is palpably felt through the strobing effect—it is as if one is being consumed by another, or by the pull of tides. And to similar effect it draws in the viewer, down into the open vessels, engulfing us into a hyper-subjective space, with room for us to experience our own seas of consumption.“ ––Aily Nash, Brooklyn Rail
Language: without dialogue

Technical Attributes

Format: DCP
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Resolution: 1440 x 1080
Size: 3 GB
Container: DCP-SMPTE
Codec: JPEG2000
Running time (minutes): 15
Color: color
Sound: 3.0
Aspect ratio: 1:1,33
Frames per second: 30
Number of reels: 1