Shirley: Visions of Reality
In SHIRLEY: VISIONS OF REALITY, austrian artist Gustav Deutsch takes a somewhat controversial approach to the work of American painter Edward Hopper. Adapting 13 of Hopper's best known paintings as a series of cinematic tableaus, Deutsch constructs a narrative about the actress Shirley that spans 32 years of 20th century American history. With the help of cinematographer Jerzy Palacz, Deutsch recreates Hopper's paintings with an uncanny precision, and the resulting film is a highly fascinating take on the iconic artist.
GUSTAV DEUTSCH is a leading austrian filmmaker who examines the phenomenology of film media. Apart from film directing he has numerous other artistic projects in his portfolio, among them photography and architecture.