Sad Song investigates the faces of a couple who seem to be caught in a neither-spatially-nor-temporally-defined situation. The animated images show the tension behind the smiles, hidden under the skin, in the tiniest facial muscles, under the eyelids, deep in the neck. A holding-on-tight to cheerfulness decays into sadness until the facial features slip away. Uncanny feelings shine through the brittle surface.
With Michèle Fuchs
Director: Stella Händler and Max Philipp Schmid
DOP: Thomas Isler
Music: Dunkel & Schmid
Production: Stella Händler (Video&Film 62)
Sad Song was screened at numerous festivals in Europe and Canada.
Archive of the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
Television Valenciana, Spain
Kunstkredit Basel-Landschaft for the collection «New Media»
The Art of Failure im Kunsthaus Baselland