16mm I Dolby Stereo I16:9 I colour I 16’ I 2014
A window. An opposite window facade. A room. Flowers. Luise and a phone call. An action scene. A construction site. A musician. The room temperature is 21,3°C.
The image of a room, its appearance changing with the shades of light. A window front, seen through the window. Changing flower arrangements on a side table. Sounds, entering the room from outside the frame. A construction site hints at changes in the exterior. Rehearsals. Are the sound waves of the piano reaching us from downstairs or from next door? In 21.3°C Helena Wittmann reduces the filmic elements to the essentials: light, shadow, sound, direction. Out of this minimum, stories emerge that linger, atmospheres that resonate. Little by little the viewer is thrown back upon herself/himself. Through the facing window front someone seems to look back at us. Only the temperature remains the same.
CAST Luise Donschen GENERAL ASSISTANCE Theresa George SOUND DESIGN Nika Breithaupt SOUND Nika Breithaupt / Chinook Schneider SOUNDMIX Roman Vehlken COLOUR GRADING Tim Liebe CONCEPT / CINEMATOGRAPHY / EDITING Helena Wittmann
The film was supported by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH.