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A Masque of Madness (Notes on Film 06-B, Monologue 02)

Austria  ·  2013  ·  Beta digital  ·  80'  ·  o.v. English

In this experimental film, British actor Boris Karloff (1887-1969) embodies over 170 characters, experiencing a schizophrenic horror trip in which he faces versions of himself in different masks, at different ages, of different genders and races. As Karloff’s career spans over 50 years, from the silent era to modern-day cinema, A Masque of Madness allows us to witness the aesthetic and technical developments of the medium in one single film.

The screening of the film will be preceded by the video “Korpus Grotesk” (2013) by Nik Thoenen.
Screenings
Thursday 15 | 8 | 2013  ·  21:15  ·  PalaVideo  ·  Sub. English
Friday 16 | 8 | 2013  ·  09:00  ·  PalaVideo  ·  Sub. English
Director
Norbert Pfaffenbichler
Cast
Boris Karloff
Music
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sound
Christoph Amann
Animation
Nik Thönen
Production
Norbert Pfaffenbichler

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