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World Festival of Animated Film /
8 to 13 June 2020
World Festival of Animated Film / 8 to 13 June 2020
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Rhythmus 21 / Rhythm 21

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Rhythmus 21 / Rhythm 21


Hans Richter

Germany / 1921 / 4' 0''



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Synopsis


When Hans Richter produced a compilation of his avant-garde films from the early 1920s, he titled it according to its central theme, Film ist Rhythmus (Film is Rhythm). Rhythmus 21 is today considered a key modernist film. Like Rhythmus 23, the film consists of pure visual ‘moving art’. Suggested by the theory of musical counterpoint, it is a ‘ballet’ of black, white, and a few grey geometric shapes that, as Richter put it, move in a rhythm that remains uniform throughout the entire image. (Berlinale)

Director

Hans Richter


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