Macumba

Sometimes the camera films of its own volition. Macumba shows an optical tangle in 13 scenes. As a start signal one hears a double hammer blow arising from a black screen, a sound like the nailing shut of a coffin. Macumba develops slowly out of the black. A black porno couple on the telephone in London. Then they meet on a snake in a park and are, together with Kalahari Bushmen mixed to a film matrix which is as incomprehensible as real life.

Throughout Macumba the sound of rain can be heard.

(Dietmar Brehm)

Orig. Title
Macumba
Year
1995
Country
Austria
Duration
18 min
Director
Dietmar Brehm
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Macumba (Image)
Macumba (Image)
Macumba (Image)
Credits
Director
Dietmar Brehm
Cinematography
Dietmar Brehm
Editing
Dietmar Brehm
Sound
Dietmar Brehm
Production
Dietmar Brehm
Available Formats
Super 8 (Original Format)
Sound Format
silent
Frame Rate
18 fps
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
1995
Salzburg - Diagonale - Festival des Österreichischen Films
1996
Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival
Freiburg - film-video-forum
Osnabrück - EMAF - European Media Art Festival
Luzern - VIPER - Int. Film und Video Festival
1997
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival