Windows, dogs and horses

  • Austria
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This very personal film is based on material that Michael Pilz shot over a decade, starting in 1994, in various locations around the world, including Africa, southern India, Turkey and Cuba. The director combines shots to form a subjectively authentic unit, which draws on the non-linear and dispersed thought processes and imagination of the human mind. _ Only the author's experience can justify the combination of a shot of two black dogs on a dusty path somewhere in Africa and a view through the frosty window of a flat in Austria. It is the filmmaker's artistic assuredness that imbues such combinations with cinematographic plausibility and transforms apparent randomness into the film's internal laws. _ The camera approaches a curtain, and it touches the curtain's diaphanous material structure. Film is not about revealing the unseen, but about not revealing what is meant to remain concealed. Pilz is interested in the moment in a view when the recorded object ceases to be a documentary sign and becomes part of an abstract thought. _ The director imbues objects with the presence imparted by film, thus rendering them more mysterious. For Pilz film is a meditation that beckons the viewer to set out along a soft and dreamy path. _ In his view film represents a basic medium of seeing that forms an axis around which feelings, impressions, and fragments of memories revolve, and in which the narrator him/herself can become the object and make a statement about the situation of modern man.

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  • Original Title
    Windows, Dogs And Horses
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Michael Pilz
  • Cinematography
    Michael Pilz
  • Editing
    Michael Pilz
  • Sound
    Michael Pilz
  • Runtime
    40 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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