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Scapes and Elements

Directed by Manfred Neuwirth
Austria, 2011
Avant-Garde, Documentary


Manfred Neuwirth’s Scapes and Elements presents the viewer with a series of five panoramas of nature – five prolonged glimpses of open landscapes. One sees, hears, thinks: Neuwirth’s standards are rigorous, paying close attention to the precision of composition and timing.

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  • Alma de-a valma's rating of the film Scapes and Elements

    Would've appealed more to my (dark) ambient and spacy dronescape listening teenagehood, but even now its charm is not wholly erased, esp. the "Fire" segment which passes from paysage-état d'âme of previous parts to an eerie half-cauchemar éveillé hung with Symbolist undertones close in mood to a Khnopff desolate veduta, and the "Space" section where Fennesz's music erects Böcklin ruins "au bord de la mer.. de neige".

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