Black Sun

Black Sun
Black Sun
Black Sun

Black Sun is based on a short novel by the American Science-fiction author Samuel R. Delany which tells the story of the meeting between a "spacer" and a "frelk". A "spacer" is an androgyne being, determined to execute technical work on the planets near by and their moons. A "spacer" is able to adapt itself to any kind of gravitation. For this reason they become for the "frelks"- who depend on the gravitation of the earth - buyable objects of desire.


 


Black Sun starts with the landing of a "spacer" on the earth and shows his meeting with a "frelk woman" who expects a sexual affair with the "floating meat". The impossible love affair (the "spacer" lost its sexual identity due to metamorphosis) takes place in a future world where bodies radiate, where shadows transform into mirrors and where darkness illuminates space. The human being as an insect under the dark light of the sun, in a time far away which is sometimes erroneously called childhood. (Johannes Hammel)

Orig. Title
Die Schwarze Sonne
Year
1992
Countries
Switzerland, Austria
Duration
26 min
Director
Johannes Hammel
Category
Short fiction
Orig. Language
german
Credits
Director
Johannes Hammel
Script
Michael Kathe, Johannes Rosenberger, Johannes Hammel
Cinematography
Johannes Hammel
Camera Assistant
Iseult Frere
Music
Hannes Konecny
Sound
Roland Guggenbichler
Editing
Frank Soiron
Actor/Actress
Eva Maria Klauser, Hakan Baykal
Speaker
Doris Mayer, Viktor Couzyn
Art Direction
Fridolin Schönwiese
Lighting
Hans Kraxner
Costumes
Iseult Frere, Eva Maria Klauser
Make-Up
Alfred Mayerhofer, Helene Grössing
Production
Constantin Wulff
Assistant Director
Michael Kathe
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37 (Academy)
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37 (Academy)
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
0
Solothurn - Filmtage (Stanley-Thomas-Johnson Preis)
Miami - South Beach Film Festival (Award of South Beach Film Festival)
1992
Hof - Internationale Filmtage
Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival
Basel - Film- und Videotage (Filmförderpreis)
Locarno - Festival Int. de film
1993
Philadelphia - Festival of World Cinema
Oberhausen - Int. Kurzfilmtage
Hamburg - Int. Kurzfilm-Festival & No Budget
Melbourne - Int. Film Festival
Ismailia/Egypt - International Festival for Dokumentary and Short Films
Kiew - Molodist Int. Film Festival
Edinburgh - Fringe Film and Video Festival
Berlin - Interfilm-Festival
Györ - Mediawave Media Art & Music Festival
Clermont-Ferrand - Festival de Court Metrage
Salzburg - Diagonale - Festival des Österreichischen Films
Rotterdam - Int. Filmfestival
Trondheim - Minimalen Short Film Festival
1994
Denver - Int. Film Festival
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival
Madrid - ARCO - Semana de Cine Experimental
Carolina - Film & Video Festival
Ludwigsburg - Filmfest
Seattle - Int. Film Festival
1995
Ann Arbor - Film Festival (Most Technically Innovative Film Award)