21,3°C

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    21,3°C

    Directed by

    Germany

    2014

    16 min

    • German

    Experimental

    A window. An opposite window facade. A room. Flowers. Luise and a phone call. An action scene. A construction site. A musician. The room temperature is 21,3°C. The image of a room, its appearance changing with the shades of light. A window front, seen through the window. Changing flower arrangements on a side table. Sounds, entering the room from outside the frame. A construction site hints at changes in the exterior. Rehearsals. Are the sound waves of the piano reaching us from downstairs or from next door? In 21.3°C Helena Wittmann reduces the filmic elements to the essentials: light, shadow, sound, direction. Out of this minimum, stories emerge that linger, atmospheres that resonate. Little by little the viewer is thrown back upon herself/himself. Through the facing window front someone seems to look back at us. Only the temperature remains the same.

    Credits

    Cast
    Luise Donschen
    Cinematography
    Helena Wittmann
    Editing
    Helena Wittmann
    Production
    HELENA WITTMANN
    Helena Wittmann

    Helena Wittmann

    Germany

    Our bodies are involved in this world and the world is involved in our bodies. They are instruments of insight; we sense, feel and experience. Perception precedes truth. I make films to take a deeper look, to listen, to experiment and to share this experience with an audience. In cinema, I have the possibility to create a concentrated space of perception that may lead to very individual paths of thought and cognition. It‘s a sensual matter.

    Helena Wittmann graduated from the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK) in 2014. She has made several short films, including THE WILD (2013) and 21,3°C (2014), which were shown internationally in exhibitions and film festivals. Her debut feature DRIFT (2017) was selected in competition at Venice IFCW and screened at a number of festivals worldwide including IFF Rotterdam, FICUNAM and Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal among others. She has been working as artistic research assistant at HFBK since 2015.

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