Black Garden

1 - The Murder Mystery (1987/92)
2 - Blicklust (1992)
3 - Party (1995)
4 - Macumba (1995)
5 - Korridor (1998)
6 - Organics (1998/99)

Even though the six films function perfectly well as individual works, I always had the feeling
of filming a single work. The source of inspiration was much of the historical Roman literature I read.
From this sprang the motivation for the sombre-sexual treatment of the pumping-screen body portrayals.
In the end we are all living corpses and very soon dead again.

(Dietmar Brehm)


The moods of his films resemble an atmosphere between the dream and trauma. Brehm treats the dream as a source of strategies for association, similar to the secondary process to which according to Freud all the workings of the unconcious are subject. The "night of the world" is the staggering subject. Dietmar Brehm - a master of the grammar of a non-conceptual language.

(43. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar&Animationsfilm 2000)

Orig. Title
Schwarzer Garten
Year
1987 - 1999
Country
Austria
Duration
108 min
Director
Dietmar Brehm
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
Dietmar Brehm
Realisation
Dietmar Brehm
Idea/Concept
Dietmar Brehm
Available Formats
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Festivals (Selection)
2000
Melbourne - Int. Film Festival
Leipzig - Dok Leipzig - Int. Festival für Dok.- u. Animationsfilm
2004
Pesaro - Film Festival