THE PARIS POETRY CIRCLE

This film was made in honor of the "Paris Poetry Circle". For the past 20 years it meets every Wednesday in the treatment room of the psychoanalyst Habans Nagpal, founder of the "Paris Poetry Circle". One sees filmed portraits of participants resembling photographs, registers the filmmaker’s longing and her unrestrained interest in the human face. The unswerving gaze into the camera and the unswerving view of the camera’s eye beholding the “most interesting surface” of the body determine and mirror one another, silently. Poems are recited that charge the portraits with meaning. The siren of an ambulance sounds and fades in the distance. Will one see one another again next week?

(Friedl vom Gröller)

Orig. Title
THE PARIS POETRY CIRCLE
Year
2013
Country
Austria
Duration
8 min
Category
experimental
Orig. Language
german, english
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Credits
Director
Friedl vom Gröller
Editing
Albert Sackl
Actor/Actress
Hannelotte Schäfer, Stephen Wegschal, Susanna Kubelka, Harbans Nagpal, Allen Smid
Available Formats
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,33
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
2014
Windsor - Media City
Olympia - Film Festival