Czech TV - ČT2: Thu, April 2, 2009, 00:40
LIFE IN LOOPS (A MEGACITIES RMX)
Austria 2006, 81 min
Director: Timo Novotny
Script: Michael Glawogger
Producer: Ulrich Gehmacher, Timo Novotny
Photography: Wolfgang Thaler
Editor: Armin Herzog, Timo Novotny, Gerald Schober
Music: Sofa Surfers
Timo Novotny labels Life in Loops 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.
In 2008 director Timo Novotny and producer Ulrich Gehmacher attended the international workshop of creative documentary film Ex Oriente Film with Trains of Thoughts. Click on the image to watch the trailer >>>
BETWEEN THE FIELDS (An Interview with Timo Novotny)