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Set in Munich’s petty-bourgeois Westend, MY THROAT, MY AIR documents life at home with former Fassbinder actor, Warhol collaborator, and horror movie director Ulli Lommel. Rather than shooting a straight documentary portrait of this bohemian household, Fahrenholz prefers to follow the narrative impulses of Lommel’s stepchildren, inviting the possibility of a strangely self-fictionalizing
realism. Lost in serious play, the kids improvise hypnotic death scenes while their mother claims to come from a planet where everything is “ethereal and incorporeal.” As parent-child relations are un-scripted and re-scripted on the fly, the dilated time of a collective daydream is punctuated by the ordinary sounds of an electric toothbrush, vacuum cleaner and piano.
Genre Experimental
Category Short
Year of Production 2014
Director Loretta Fahrenholz
Screenplay Loretta Fahrenholz
Cinematography Till Megerle
Cast Lovely Brown, Delia Rau, Zion Brown, Tea Brown, Ulli Lommel
Producers Leif Magne Tangen, Sarah Schipschack
Production Company Vitakuben
Length 16 min
Original Version
Subtitled Version English

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