New DVD from Red Avocado Film: Bastian Clevé

From: Ingo Petzke (email suppressed)
Date: Tue May 05 2009 - 00:46:35 PDT

Red Avocado Film proudly presents:

 <> Bastian Clevé: Journeys

For the first time available on DVD: Germany’s most-abundantly awarded
post-WW2 experimental / avant-garde filmmaker. Contains seven of his major
films created between 1976 and 1980 plus 30 mins documentary ‘The Films of
Bastian Clevé’. Total running time 102 mins. No region code. 25 Euros.

Schau ins Land (1976)

Nachtwache (1976)

Lichtblick (1976)

Die Reise (1977)

Empor (1977)

Nach Bluff (1977)

Fatehpur Sikri (1980)


The focus of Clevé‘s artistic filmmaking lies in the manipulation of
real-live imagery using sophisticated in-camera-editing and optical

‘What lies beyond reality? Are there ways to take different approaches? Can
I visualize things which do not exist in the material world? Can I create
visual music and compose with light, imagery, color and shapes which are not
animated but are to be found in reality? Can I create imagery the way
musical composers create symphonies? Those were the questions I asked myself
once I had seen enough “Hollywood”-type movies. I felt the desire to create
something new and personal, something beyond stories and plotlines known to
mankind ever since the start-of-times in both theatre and drama. My own
stories in a personal style bearing no similarity to other artists or
filmmakers. - As an artist I am interested in creating images previously
never seen, as a professional I aim at perfection in the craft of
filmmaking’ (Bastian Clevé)

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