Online catalogue / Matthias Müller / Christoph Girardet :

Meteor
Meteor
DE / 2011
15 min.

(…) This 15-minute film is given a key place in the current exhibition in Hannover and in many ways represents a glorious validation of the amount of work the pair have done over the last decade, Narrated by John Smith, the legendary experimental film-maker and director of THE GIRL CHEWING GUM (1976), this short compiles wonderfully evocative vintage space voyages from (often eastern bloc) science fiction movies of the ´60s along with others of childhood, longing and loneliness, signified by the upward gaze of solitary boys. It feels like the most personal work in the entire exhibition and its operatic climax is genuinely as moving as any blockbuster. Images, combined with meticulous editing and an encyclopedic knowledge of cinema´s history. What more could one ask? Highly recommended.
Chris Jones: Tell Me What You See – Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller. http://jonesisdying.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/tell-me-what-you-see-christoph-girardet.html, February 2014


The two filmmakers present another crystal of found footage film, using the expressive power of the material to transform it into their poetic cinematic language. Dark skies act as a screen where the imaginations and dreams of young boys are projected, symbolizing their complex expectations, shared between fears and the desire for freedom. The melancholic mood is turned into a magical trip to the moon, where visual sensations interrupt the feeling of loneliness. Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, explanation of the jury, 2012

A film by:
- Matthias Müller
- Christoph Girardet

category:
- Avantgarde/Arts

original language:
- not specified

Available Prints:
- Digital File
- 35 mm

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- Biographie: Matthias Müller
- Biographie: Christoph Girardet