Archive of films Forest of Echoes / Wald der Echos

Austria
2016, 30 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2016

Christina loses her friends while playing a game in the woods. When she goes to look for them she finds the bodies of three drowned girls. Sometime later (or perhaps earlier?) the three girls are playing by the water and they find the body of Christina, drowned. Trying to describe Forest of Echoes is futile; it must be experienced. The admixture of childlike imagination, death, and the timelessness of summer tempt us into the woods, where the dead and the living are one.


Synopsis

Christina loses her friends while playing a game in the woods. When she goes to look for them she finds the bodies of three drowned girls. Sometime later (or perhaps earlier?) the three girls are playing by the water and they find the body of Christina, drowned. They attend to the body with childlike insouciance. In order for her spirit to find peace they must carry out a variety of rituals – that is, if she’s really dead. Trying to describe Forest of Echoes is futile; it must be experienced. The admixture of childlike imagination, naïveté, death, and the timeless summer atmosphere tempt the viewer into the woods, where the dead and the living are one.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Luz Olivares Capelle (b. 1983, Rufino, Argentina) studied direction in 2005–08 at the National School of Film Experimentation and Production (ENERC) in Buenos Aires. She continued her coursework at Filmacademy Vienna, studying under renowned filmmakers such as Abbas Kiarostami. In 2015 she completed a course in Michael Haneke’s workshop. She also studied drawing and graphics in Vienna with Gunter Damisch.

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About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
   
Director: Luz Olivares Capelle
Screenplay: Luz Olivares Capelle
Dir. of Photography: Sebastian Thaler, Lászlo Váncsá, Gabriel Krajanek
Music: Rudolf Pototschnig
Editor: Lászlo Váncsá
Art Director: Ina Chrudina, Almasa Jerlagic
Producer: L. Olivares Capelle, J. Grummer, S. Kato, S. Thaler, L. Váncsá
Production: Filmakademie Wien
Cast: Jasmin Wallner, Calista Berger, Katharina Plaim, Christina Kasper
Sales: sixpackfilm
Contact: Austrian Film Commission

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Luz Olivares Capelle

Film Director

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