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Scene from "Kristall" (photo © Christoph Girardet & Matthias Mueller)

Kristall creates a melodrama inside seemingly claustrophobic mirrored cabinets.

Like an anonymous viewer, the mirror observes scenes of intimacy. It creates an image within an image, providing a frame for the characters. At the same time it makes them appear disjointed and fragmented. This instrument for self-assurance and narcissistic presentation becomes a powerful opponent that increases the sense of fragility, doubt, and loss twofold.
Category Short
Year of Production 2006
Directors Christoph Girardet, Matthias Mueller
Christoph Girardet, Matthias Mueller
Susanne Wuermell, Christoph Girardet, Matthias Mueller
Producers Christoph Girardet, Matthias Mueller
Production Company Christoph Girardet & Matthias Mueller/Bielefeld
Runtime 15 min
Format 35 mm, color
 no dialogue
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Oberhausen 2006 (In Competition), Cannes 2006 (Critics' Week), Toronto 2006, London 2006, Vienna 2006, Uppsala 2006, Cinéma Tout Ecran Geneva 2006, Montreal New Cinema 2006, Gijon 2006, Clermont-Ferrand 2007, Mar del Plata 2007, International Short Film Festival Winterthur 2010, Cork 2012
Awards Grand Prix Canal+: Best Short Cannes 2006
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Nordmedia
German Distributor arsenal experimental/Berlin

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