Bastian Clevé: Journeys

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Bastian Clevé: Journeys

Bastian Clevé: JourneysFor 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 Art of Personal Filmmaking’. 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 printing.

‘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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