Bliss

Portrait of the artist’s mother as an old woman. A farewell vignette, a final sketch from her nursing home, silent, aloof, clumsy, metallic gray, candidly-bluntly-awkwardly direct. And proud of what she has accomplished & what has remained incomplete, the lack of architecture & aesthetics & perfection & polish. Like all of Friedl vom Gröller’s films, Bliss is as brief and to the point as a shock or a slap to a government minister’s cheek. And as beautiful as a woman of a certain age who refuses to put on makeup, while rough gravel rattles in the stomach of a she-wolf.

(Harry Tomicek)

Orig. Title
Gutes Ende
Year
2011
Country
Austria
Duration
3 min
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Bliss (Image)
Credits
Director
Friedl vom Gröller
Available Formats
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37 (Academy)
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
2011
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Windsor - Media City