Archive of films Noise / Šumění

Czech Republic
2012, 8 min

Section: Imagina
Year: 2013

A video assigned to the "found footage” category of films that modify and process original early film material in a post production studio. Here the author uses excerpts from the Czech detective film The Murderer Hides His Face, directed in 1966 by Petr Schulhoff and starring Rudolf Hrušínský.


A film comprising excerpts from the Czech detective film The Murderer Hides His Face (Petr Schulhoff, 1966), all modified in a post production studio. Here Major Kalaš encounters the surreal setting of a Czech village surrounded by oil pumps and a forest created from rolls of film. The original story is deconstructed, moving backwards to its very beginning. The film ends with its main characters symbolically disappearing into a black "box” in a reference to the world’s first film production studio constructed in Edison’s laboratories in 1892, known as the Black Maria.

About the director

Daniel Pitín (b. 1977, Prague) attended Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts (2002), where he studied painting and conceptual media. He was accepted to residencies in Vienna (Kulturkontakt Austria, 2005) and with HVCCA, Peakskill, in New York (2010). Awards: Henkel Prize (2004, Vienna), Paintings – Sovereign European Art Prize (2006, London), Mattoni Prize, Prague Biennale 3. He focuses on classical painting and audiovisual installations inspired by film. His work has been shown at numerous prestigious Czech and foreign exhibitions.


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About the film

Black & white, DIGIBETA

Section: Imagina
Director: Daniel Pitín
Music: Džian Baban
Editor: Daniel Pitín
Producer: Daniel Pitín
Cast: Rudolf Hrušínský, Radoslav Brzobohatý
Contact: Nicodime Gallery

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