Deutsche Version

13 Lakes

Director: James Benning    → show biography   
Country: USA
Year: 2004
Synopsis: In 13 Lakes, James Benning portraits 13 great american lakes in as many calm shots, structured by light and colors, the weather and the seasons, noise and silence. The film tells the story of a landscape, of nature and culture. Seeing an hearing itself become the topic. “13 Lakes is about light. About light falling from the sky onto water. Its about 13 lakes. (...) I was facing the problem, to frame all lakes in the same way (half sky, half water) and capture their singularity at the same time.“ (James Benning)
Language: without dialogue
Forum participation year: 2005
Forum catalogue PDF: Download

Technical Attributes

Format: 16mm
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 134
Color: color
Sound: Optical track
Aspect ratio: 1:1,37
Frames per second: 24
Length in metres: 1456
Weight: 6.7
Number of reels: 3