Deutsche Version

Beacon

Director: Christoph Girardet    → show biography   
Director: Matthias Müller    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 2002
Synopsis: "BEACON is a montage of location shots filmed at ten different places around the world. These sites are connected by the fact that each is located by the sea. Seamlessly combining travelogue footage and appropriated clips from feature films, BEACON produces a single, imaginary locale. Distant echoes of stories of the sea mingle with the banality of today's touristy beachlife. In its collage of places of expectation and with its seductive prospects of the sea, Beacon sets off on a journey with no distinct destination." (Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller) "This absolute work of art is characterized by its extreme precision of the framing and by the specific way the montage of images creates the off-text." (Augusto M. Seabra, Público, Lisbon 2002)

Technical Attributes

Format: Betacam SP
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 15
Color: b&w and color
Frames per second: 25
Number of reels: 1