TRISTES DÉSERTS – A ROBOT`S TALE

A Film by Stephanie Winter

Synopsis

TRISTES DÉSERTS – A ROBOT`S TALE is the filmic-musical result from the baroqueand sci-fi-inspired collaboration between artist Stephanie Winter, tenor August Schram and electronic duo Austrian Apparel. Originating in the idea of an audiovisual realization of M.A. Charpentier’s lyrical song “Tristes Déserts” and motivated by the constant interaction of image and sound, a baroque-intergalactic musical short film was developed, in which the boundaries between human and machine, between baroque music and electronic sounds become blurred. In a time dominated by artificial intelligence, the extravagant musical short film tells the story of a lonely baroque robot in a battle between good and evil, recalling the magic of the early cinema.

Director

  • Picture of Stephanie Winter © Stephanie Winter

    Stephanie Winter

    Stephanie Winter studied Painting & Post-Conceptual Art Practices from 2001 – 2007 at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Gunter Damisch, Marina Grzinic) and the Berlin University of Arts (Daniel Richter). Her thesis project, the 12-piece installation “Paternoster”, won the prize of the Academy. 2009 her first short film “Der Doppelgänger” was premiered at the Diagonale in Graz. Her films and installations were featured at numerous international festivals and exhibitions, including Short Film Corner Cannes, Bolzano Short Film Festival, Bolzano Short Film Festival, Salon Européen de Jeunes Créateurs, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Altes Pfandhaus Köln, Museumspavillon Salzburg, Vienna’s former juvenile court. In 2010 she won the “Excellence Award” at the Busan International Film Festival (South Korea). 2011 and 2012 she received a scholarship by the City of Bonn. In 2014 she obtained the “Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst” (Fine Art Talent Award) of the City of Vienna and will be artist in residence at the Cité des Arts in Paris, supported by the Federal State Land Salzburg. Her main interest is focused in a conceptual and playful approach to the various forms of public and private spheres, the outer and inner worlds, structures of authority, surveillance, system errors, mental disorders and affects such as private and global memory. In her work she is accompanied by the idea to visit the mind as a location, as a place of performance, to open up and to disintegrate it, in order to put it all together again from another viewpoint. This disintegration is what interests her about the display and the staging of an exhibition, originating from the urge to bring the mind to life. Preferably she works on large-scale film-, video and installation-projects but also devotes her time to painting. Stephanie Winter is founder and artistic director of the experimental perfomance & production platform Salon Hybrid.

Awards + Festivals

  • DIAGONALE – FESTIVAL DES ÖSTERREICHISCHEN FILMS (Official Selection, Graz, Austria)March 19, 2015
  • 39th HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, China)March 23, 2015
  • CINEMA NEXT - FILMNACHT SALZBURG (Screening, Austria)May 12, 2015
  • *BEST NATIONAL MUSIC VIDEO*
    VIS VIENNA INDEPENDENT SHORTS (Official Selection, Austria)May 26, 2015
  • BERLIN MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2015 (Official Selection, Germany)May 27, 2015
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL*
    SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, Italy)June 21, 2015
  • 11th FEST NEW DIRECTORS | NEW FILMS FESTIVAL (Short Experimental Film Competition, Portugal)June 22, 2015
  • 15th SOPOT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Poland)July 11, 2015
  • 22nd OPENEYES FILMFEST 2015 (Experimental Film Section, Marburg, Germany)July 18, 2015
  • 9th FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL XINING (Official Selection, China)July 21, 2015
  • 22nd OULU MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Finland)August 23, 2015
  • 5th FARCUME – FARO’S SHORT-FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Faro, Portugal)August 26, 2015
  • 11th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE PASTO (Official Selection, Colombia)September 3, 2015
  • 5th ROMA CREATIVE CONTEST 2015 (Official Selection, Italy)September 13, 2015
  • FILMFESTIVAL MÜNSTER 2015 (Competition, Germany)September 23, 2015
  • 5th ICKLE FILM FEST (Official Selection, UK)September 24, 2015
  • 8th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)October 7, 2015
  • 24th MADRID FILM FESTIVAL - PNR (FCM-PNR) (Panorama International Shortfilm Section, Spain)October 16, 2015
  • 6th ZINEMA ZOMBIE FEST 2015 – INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL AND TERROR (Competition, Colombia)November 6, 2015
  • * 28th NEW YORK QUEER EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL – MIX NYC (Competition, USA)November 10, 2015
  • 13th FLORENCE QUEER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)November 11, 2015
  • 21st CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wilmington, NC, USA)November 11, 2015
  • 16th IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Off-Competition, Turkey)November 17, 2015
  • SCREENING AT THE AUSTRIAN FILM ACADEMY AT MUMOK CINEMA (Screening, Vienna, Austria)November 22, 2015
  • 14th FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Short Film Competition „andersARTig“, Germany)November 24, 2015
  • WOMEN IN REVOLT – TURNING POINT (Shorts on Tap, London, UK)January 7, 2016
  • 26th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Animation/Experimental Competition, Germany)January 25, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 5th WINTER FILM AWARDS INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Music Video Competition, New York, USA)February 18, 2016
  • 17th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST “KONTRAST” (Competition, Germany)February 26, 2016
  • WOMEN IN REVOLT - BERLIN-BOUND (Screening ShortsOnTap, Z-inema Berlin, Germany)March 8, 2016
  • 17th BUNTER HUND – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL MUNICH (Competition & Special Program, Germany)March 10, 2016
  • 38th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS DE FEMMES DE CRÉTEIL (Special Program Itinérances Musicales, France)March 18, 2016
  • SCIENCE FICTION + FANTASY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seattle, USA)March 19, 2016
  • 38th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FEMMES DE CRÉTEIL (Out-of–competition section „Itinérances Musicales“, Créteil, France) March 21, 2016
  • 18th ANNUAL CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, Mississippi, USA)April 6, 2017
  • 10th NEXT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NexT Is Feminist off-competition program, Bucharest, Romania)April 7, 2016
  • 33rd BUSAN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Korea)April 24, 2016
  • 7th FILM SCORE AND SCRUFFY CITY FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Knoxville, TN, USA)April 26, 2016
  • 9th PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, PA, USA)May 4, 2016
  • 4th CHANGING PERSPECTIVES INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)May 5, 2016
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)May 13, 2016
  • 16th KOREA QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Korea)May 16, 2016
  • FASSADENKINO: DIE KURZFILM-FAHRRADTOUR (Screening, Magdeburg, Germany) June 8, 2016
  • SAISONABSCHLUSSPARTY FILMKUNSTKINO CINE K (Screening, Oldenburg, Germany)July 2, 2016
  • FESTIVAL MIDEN 2016 (Official Selection, Greece)July 7, 2016
  • BOLLERWAGENKINO (Screening, Munich, Germany)July 21, 2016
  • BOLLERWAGENKINO (Screening, Munich, Germany)August 4, 2016
  • ART FESTIVAL KINONO (program "In Wonderland" of Festival Miden, Chora, Tinos, Greece)August 16, 2016
  • 2nd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 8, 2016
  • 1st INN KURZFILMFESTIVAL BRAUNAU (Short Film Competition, Austria) September 23, 2016
  • 8th QUEERFILMFEST ROSTOCK (Official Selection, Germany) October 6, 2016
  • 7th OFFLINE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Birr, Ireland)October 12, 2016
  • 10th PUERTO RICO HORROR FILM FEST (Official Selection, San Juan, Puerto Rico)October 20, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 5th PHILIP K. DICK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASTIC FILM, SCIENCE AND THE SUPERNATURAL (Official Selection, Soho, NY, USA)May 25, 2017
  • 9th VIDEOART PROGRAM "IN WONDERLAND" (Official Selection, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, Canarias, Spain)August 24, 2017
  • 2nd INN KURZFILMFESTIVAL BRAUNAU (Special Screening, Austria)September 7, 2017

Crew

Director/Screenplay
Stephanie Winter
Director of Photography
Martin Bauer
Producer
Daniel Moshel
Co-Producer
Stephanie Winter, August Schram
Line Producer
Eugen Klim
Editing
Christin Gottscheber
Sound-Mastering
Patrick Pulsinger
Music
Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Austrian Apparel
Singing
August Schram

Details

Running Time
08:17’
Shooting Format
RED EPIC
Screening Format
Prores 422HQ, 1080p/25fps, mov. file& DCP
Aspect Ratio
16/9
Sound
Stereo

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