Concrete Flowers

... Viennese youths, rebels without a motive, in front of a wet wall, graffiti spray in action... speed and emphasis: running through the city and the night, dancing drunkenly somewhere on a roof. The camera and the soundtrack conspire so that everything, including picture and sound is pushed out of balance. A piece of realism, as far as one can be realistic in the cinema; an intentional formlessness. Concrete Flowers talks about the predictable failure of every relationship which, with its origins in disillusion and vague searches for things, attempts to satisfy for longer than a few moments, longer than a blues number or a fix.



In the end, the new life, the always-hoped-for better life, is but a hidden pop song which someone recites unbidden. (Stefan Grissemann)

Orig. Title
Betongräser
Year
1995
Country
Austria
Duration
24 min
Director
Antonin Svoboda
Category
Short fiction
Orig. Language
german
Subtitles
english
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Credits
Director
Antonin Svoboda
Script
Antonin Svoboda
Cinematography
Clemens Lechner
Music
Jakob Schulz
Editing
Antonin Svoboda
Sound
Dieter Draxler
Actor/Actress
Werner Wultsch, Harald Sommer, Nemeth Emir, Ronny Pfisterer, Sonja Ylmac
Art Direction
Mona Quintus
Production
Maria Arlamovsky
Available Formats
35 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,66
Sound Format
Dolby stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
35 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,66
Sound Format
Dolby stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Festivals (Selection)
1995
München - Internationales Festival der Filmhochschulen
Wien - Viennale - Int. Filmfestwochen
Hof - Internationale Filmtage
Wien - StudentInnenfilmfestival
1996
Triest - Alpe Adria Cinema - Film Festival
Ankara - Int. Film Festival
Leipzig - Int. Studentenfilmfestival