I’m a Star! / I’m a Star!
Stefan StratilAustria / 2002 / 4' 50''
Tuškanac Cinema, 22:00 h
Tuškanac Cinema, 20:00 h
A lonely man, a cigarette, a hotel hallway – this is the setting for an ironic take on Sinatra. In I'm A Star! two related worlds come together: the comic strip frankieboyby Stefan Stratil and Peter Friedrich, and the music of Louie Austen. Animation and montage have been synchronized frame by frame to fit perfectly with the sound and form a basic structure around which diverse film techniques and experiments have been deployed. Macro shots, optical distortions, multiple exposures all combine to produce an intoxicating atmosphere, in which Frankieboy's universe is assembled step by step. There is no linear action; everything spins around the main character’s chaotic associations and his fatal love for Ava Gardner. Thereby Frankieboy’s contrariness exposes the absurdity of his old-fashioned macho-image. Fueled by the contents of his flask, he staggers for all eternity through the corridors of a hotel whose name he has forgotten.
Louie Austen & Mario Neugebauer