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Life in Loops
"Life in Loops" is a new version of a film, using its original material and mixing it with new imagery. About 30% of the material originates directly (in a new edit) from the the documentary film "Megacities" by Michael Glawogger, the rest is constructed from its unused footage: and new footage of Tokyo filmed by "Megacities" cameraman Wolfgang Thaler. The sound, created by the Sofa Surfers, defines the visual edits, and vice versa. The result is a symbiotic connection between image and sound that could best be described as an experimental-music-documentary film.
|Language spoken:||local languages|
|Writer(s):||Michael Glawogger, Timo Novotny|
|Awards (selection):||Best Documentary Film (Karlovy Vary),
Golden Deer for the best Documentary (Budapest/European Documentary and Anthropological Film Festival)
LIFE IN LOOPS by Timo Novotny: Best Documentary in Karloy Vary – Interview
Timo Novotny applied a concept often used in music to film: The media artist, who is responsible for the visuals of Sofa Surfers performances, has presented the first film remix ever. He worked with forty hours of raw material from Michael Glawogger's Megacites and additional footage shot with cameraman Wolfgang Thaler in Tokyo. The 80-minute audio and visual experience won the Best Documentary Prize at the international Karlovy Vary film festival sharing the award with Juan Carlos Rulfo for En el hoyo.