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Directed by Richard Woolley
West Germany, 1973
Avant-Garde, Short


The most austerely structuralist and painterly of Woolley’s films, Kniephofstrasse is based around a fixed camera single wide shot of a West Berlin townscape filmed at different times of day and night, at different speeds and in different weathers.

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Kniephofstrasse Directed by Richard Woolley

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  • HM's rating of the film Kniephofstrasse

    This one's pretty abstract, but still very watchable and entertaining and (like most of Woolley's work) thought provoking. Playing audio/ visual games with documentary and fine art forms, it raises and then confounds expectations in terms of what you would normally expect to see and hear in a film - and becomes, instead, a mobile painting. You certainly know this neck of the woods in Berlin, when it's finished!

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