Contre-Jour

The German film Contre-Jour by Cristoph Girardet and Matthias Müller presents its idea of the relationship between light and human perception evocatively and disturbingly, through a considerate and precise utilisation of the unconventional possibilities of film language.

(Film Critics Jury, 25fps Zagreb, 2009)


The look with which we comprehend the world and which the world casts back at us breaks up in CONTRE-JOUR into disquieting fragments. Blurs, flashes and stroboscope montages disintegrate reality into shadowy images that inflict pain on the retina. A spotlight cuts an exact shape of an individual out of the darkness. "I wish you could see what I see" remains a futile hope. Blind spots gape between self-perception and the perception of others.

(Kristina Tieke)

Orig. Title
Contre-Jour
Year
2009
Country
Germany
Duration
10 min 40 sec
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
Christoph Girardet, Matthias Müller
Cinematography
Christian Girardet
Music
Matthias Müller, Christoph Girardet
Editing
Matthias Müller, Christoph Girardet
Sound
Matthias Müller, Christoph Girardet
Actor/Actress
Ralph Kostrzewa, Elisabeth Masé
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat
Aspect Ratio
1:2,39
Digital File (prores, h264)
35 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Sound Format
Dolby stereo
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
colour