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Still Life [DVD] [1997]

SKU:18677963
Release Date:09/28/2010
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    Overview

    Special Features


    • English commentary by Kaja Silverman

    Synopsis


    Still Life
    The politically radical avant-garde filmmaker Harun Farocki takes the reins for this offbeat look at late 20th Century German society. In a not-so-thinly-veiled critique of Capitalist consumerism, Farocki draws jarring parallels between the still-life paintings of the Dutch masters, and contemporary advertisements for such products as beer, watches and cheese. The remainder of the film takes place in a contemporary advertising agency, where Farocki's cameras observe various executives creating "contemporary still-lifes." In the process, Farocki upends commonly-held perceptions of what constitutes art. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi



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