Archive of films Life in Loops (A Megacities RMX) / Life in Loops (A Megacities RMX)
2006, 80 min
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
We set off on a stunning audiovisual adventure across the continents in a remix of the celebrated film Megacities by Michael Glawogger (1997). A blend of original, unused and newly completed shots with a soundtrack from Sofa Surfers, together bringing a fascinating look at the other side of Mexico City, New York, Bombay, Moscow and Tokyo.
Multimedia artist Timo Novotny labels his new project an experimental music documentary film, in a remix of the celebrated film Megacities (1997), a visually refined essay on the hidden faces of several world “megacities” by leading Austrian documentarist Michael Glawogger. Novotny complements 30 % of material taken straight from the film (and re-edited) with 70 % as yet unseen footage in which he blends original shots unused by Glawogger with his own sequences (shot by Megacities cameraman Wolfgang Thaler) from Tokyo. Alongside the Japanese metropolis, Life in Loops takes us right into the atmosphere of Mexico City, New York, Moscow and Bombay. This electrifying combination of fascinating film images and an equally compelling soundtrack from Sofa Surfers sets us off on a stunning audiovisual adventure across the continents. The film also makes an original contribution to the discussion on new trends in documentary filmmaking.
About the director
Timo Novotny (b. 1973, Böblingen, Germany) studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He is the co-founder and a member of Vidok or Sofa Surfers. He lives and works in the Austrian capital. His films have been included in various exhibitions and festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, Mexico City, Sarajevo, New York and Montreal. Filmography: Wirehead (1993–1996, with N. Pfaffenbichler), The Plan (1997), Life in Malmoe (1998), CARGO (1999), Sofa Rockers (2000), Can I Get a Witness (2002), neon (2002), discube (2003).
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Documentary Films - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Wolfgang Thaler|
|Production:||Orbrock Film Production|
|Contact:||Austrian Film Commission, Orbrock Film Production|
Anne Laurent - Delage
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