2551.01 | Norbert Pfaffenbichler | AT 2021 | 65 Min | DCP
Double Feature with Freaks

Strobe lights flashing, thrash metal rumbling, a kid with a bag on its head scurrying into the underground with a man wearing an ape mask: A parallel society, a precarious community of monsters, has established itself under the cover of darkness. Norbert Pfaffenbichler is the domestic master of the silent-movie revamp. Part one of his 2551 trilogy is aptly titled “The Kid,” a nod to Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 film of the same name, whose lumpenproletariat milieu Pfaffenbichler yanks into the fantastical realm. What has remained is the unconditional solidarity with all things repressed and stowed away. Freaks of the world, unite! A labor of love.

In attendance of Norbert Pfaffenbichler

Norbert Pfaffenbichler
Pfaffenbichler, Norbert is an artist and curator. Born in Steyr, Austria, in 1967, he studied at the University of Applied Arts in the Masterclass for Media from 1994 to 2001. Previous experimental films include Conference (notes on film 05), A Masque of Madness (Notes on Film 06-B, Monologue 02), and CAMERA (Notes on Film 10). He has been a participant in various festivals and exhibitions and is a founding member of VIDOK and lanolin.
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Language no dialogue
Cast Stefan Erber, David Ionescu, Anton Böck
Editing Johann Sebastian Bach, Simon Spitzer, Wolfgang Frisch
Cinematography Martin Putz


Double Feature with Freaks