Deutsche Version

Prater

Director: Ulrike Ottinger    → show biography   
Country: Austria
Year: 2007
Synopsis: Now available on DCP - Vienna’s Prater is an amusement park and a desire machine. No mechanical invention, no novel idea or sensational innovation could escape incorporation into the Prater. The diverse story-telling in Ulrike Ottinger’s film “Prater” transforms this place of sensations into a modern cinema of attractions. The Prater’s history from the beginning to the present is told by its protagonists and those who have documented it, including contemporary cinematic images of the Prater, interviews with carnies, commentary by Austrians and visitors from abroad, film quotes, and photographic and written documentary materials. The meaning of the Prater, its status as a place of technological innovation, and its role as a cultural medium are reflected in texts by Elfriede Jelinek, Josef von Sternberg, Erich Kästner and Elias Canetti, as well as in music devoted to this amusement venue throughout the course of its history.
Language: German
Forum participation year: 2007

Technical Attributes

Format: 35mm
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 107
Color: color
Sound: Dolby SR-D/SR
Aspect ratio: 1:1,85
Length in metres: 2954
Weight: 21.4
Number of reels: 5