Deutsche Version

A/M Spring Version

Director: Philip Widmann    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 2012
Synopsis: An afternoon in Athens, September 2011, the sun is low. A film, more than 50 years old. There is always something being transported, even if the boxes may turn out to be empty. Goods, means and actors tell stories: metaforai. A/M Spring Version combines footage shot in Athens shortly before sunset, which were hand-processed and edited on the same evening, with a re-photographed and animated travel film from the 1950s. It is a take on an excerpt from Michel de Certeau’s influential Walking in the City. The passage reads: »In modern Athens, the vehicles of mass transportation are called metaforai. To go to work or come home, one takes a metaphor – a bus or a train. Stories could also take this noble name: every day, they traverse and organise places: they select and link them together; they make sentences and itineraries out of them. They are spatial trajectories.« Produced by Goethe-Institut Athens as part of Hand Over Cinema, a workshop organized by LabA in cooperation with LaborBerlin e.V.
Language: English

Technical Attributes

Format: DCP
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Resolution: 1998x1080
Size: 2,80 GiB
Container: DCP
Codec: JPEG2000
Running time (minutes): 3
Color: b&w
Sound: Silent
Aspect ratio: 1:1,33
Frames per second: 25