FICTION

Canale Grande

Friederike Pezold
A young woman is fed up with the usual consumer's television and begins to make her own television, or more correctly, closevision. She is now a reporter who wanders around Berlin with her camera and 'telecasting apparatus' on her back. Her livingroom has been transformed into a studio and here the different programs are assembled and aired: statements, interviews, realistic and phantastic programs. The 'Grand Channel' aired under the motto Radio Free Utopia (RFU) does not have to worry how many viewers watch, one or two is enough. The Viennese action and video artist, Friederike Pezold, the inventor of Radio Free Utopia has made a witty film about it in which her fantasy and joy in visual experimentation are given free range.
Technical Data
Running time: 82
Format: 35mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.66
Language spoken: German
Production year: 1983
Credits
Director(s): Friederike Pezold
Writer(s): Friederike Pezold
Cinematographer(s): Elfi Mikesch, Wolfgang Pilgrim, Fritz Ölberg
Key cast: Friederike Pezold
Producer: Friederike Pezold
With
contact: Friederike Pezold