Outside Noise

© Ted Fendt | Outside Noise

Ted Fendt

DE / SK / AT 2021 | German Premiere
61 min | 35mm | German
Sc: Daniela Zahlner, Mia Sellmann, Ted Fendt | DOP: Sage Einarsen, Britni West, Jenny Lou Ziegel | E: Ted Fendt | S: Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer, Melissa Dullius, Sean Dunn, Daniel D‘Errico | P+Sales: Zsuzsanna Kiràly | With Daniela Zahlner, Mia Sellmann, Natascha Manthe, Genevieve Havemeyer-King

sunday 10 oct 19.30 werkstattkino | guest: Daniela Zahlner

Back from a trip to New York City, Daniela pays a visit to her friend Mia in Berlin. Jetlag makes her insomnia even worse. Mia also has trouble sleeping, she is tired of “these empty days where nothing happens”. A few months later, Mia and Natasha go spend a few idle days at Daniela’s apartment in Vienna. What may seem like a careless stroll at first is in fact dark and anxious underneath. Actually, that very tension between latent anxiety and plain casualness is what makes this Stimmungsfilm beautiful. The dialogues, written by the director and actresses, spin the tight web of self fiction on which the three young women get trapped. Deciding whether to have some tea or not, to finish a Master dissertation or not, to visit such-and-such museum in cities that blend into the same dreariness – in this sad comedy of equivalence, existence itself seems to come down to playing tourist in limbo, and going in circles to the sound of outside noise. (Cyril Neyrat)

Ted Fendt born 1989 in Philadelphia, USA. He studied at New York University / USA and spent a lot of time in the city’s art house cinemas before working as a projectionist himself for many years. Since moving to Europe, he has been working on a series of 16mm portraits of places he has lived. He lives in Berlin and Vienna. In 2019 he was UNDERDOX Artist in Focus.

Films Short Stay 2016 | Classical Period 2018 (14. UX) | Outside Noise 2021 (14. UX)

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