Fennesz has recently composed the film music for "Welt Spiegel Kino", Gustav Deutsch’s new film. He composed the music together with Burkhard Stangl. Premiere will be on January 29th 2005 @ Rotterdam film festival.
Fennesz has contributed to the music for two Austrian feature films, Blue Moon, and Film Ist
Blue Moon (35mm, 90 min. Austria, 2002. Andrea Maria Dusl)
When Johnny Pichler turns his back on the safety of the West and ventures into the far reaches of Eastern Europe, he is following the summons of love. Johnny, the stoical money courier, has set off in quest of Shirley, an enigmatic blond who has found unhappiness in hotel rooms. Instead he finds her twin sister, the taxi driver Jana, held hostage by her own past in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, and Ignaz, a hapless East German caught on the wrong foot by the advent of the post-communist era. On the run from the snares of intimacy, they embark on an odyssey of the emotions which continues until the Blue Moon rises over distant Odessa. Andrea Maria Dusl's début feature film is a modern-day tale of love between East and West; a road movie set in countries that for decades were hidden from view behind the Iron Curtain.
Film Ist 7-12 (35mm. 93 min. Austria, 2002. Gustav Deutsch)
Film Ist. 7-12 is the second in a series of proposed ‘tableau films’ by Gustav Deutsch. The twelve chapters, each illustrating a particular theme or theory, are discreet works which may be shown in any combination but together build into a discourse on the phenomenology of the cinematic medium. While Film ist. 1-6 (1998) proposed the science laboratory as one birthplace of film, the more anthropological sections 7-12 focuses on variety; using tricks, humour and theatre, to trace a lineage back to the innovations of Georges Méliès. Made with the assistance of five major international film archives, it is comprised of footage from the first thirty years of documentary and feature film-making. Reveling in the rich history of cinema’s early years, Deutsch constructs a celebration of cinema using travelogues, trick films, propaganda, comedy, drama and observation. Cinema’s magic box is opened up and immortalized. Contemporary electronic soundscapes created by Werner Dafeldecker, Christian Fennesz, Martin Siewert and Burkhard Stangl complement the images. [Mark Webber]