RIAFN (Germany)
April 24 May 2 2020

RIAFN

RIAFN

  • Hannes Lang

Synopsis

Since the dawn of time, the inhabitants of the Alps have used their own language to overcome the distance imposed by the mountainous orography. Riafn is a sort of dialect based on the different forms used by the shepherds and farmers of this area to call their beasts. The inhabitants of the mountains have thus cadenced their day-to-day life on calls to animals, the mooing of the cows, songs and the echo of the mountain. A sort of Alpine orchestra that helped them to cope with isolation. Hannes Lang’s film immerses us in this singular context where the act of communication is not limited to verbal language, where the sounds of nature are superimposed on those of humans, composing an atypical, almost primitive, melody. With a style based purely on observation, absent of any commentary, Lang manages to compose an enigmatic and almost surrealist portrait of this Alpine melody. More than a musical documentary, Riafn proposes a real experience of sonic immersion as a way to explore territory.
Elena López Riera
Length: 29'
Country: Germany
Year: 2019
Language(s): No Dialogue
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2019

Production

Hannes Lang  (Petrolio Film GmbH)
Mareike Wegener  (Petrolio Film Gmbh)

Sales Contact

Mareike Wegener
Petrolio Film GmbH
wegener@petroliofilm.de
Tel. +49176 93191544

Screenings

Language(s):  No Dialogue
  • Sunday 7 April
  • 17:45
Colombière

Followed by a discussion

  • Monday 8 April
  • 12:00
Capitole Fellini

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