In Absentia

Directed by Quay Brothers

Year: 2000
Running Time: 20
Color Type: B&W and Color
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In Absentia

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Directed by Quay Brothers


A collaboration with the celebrated avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, who composed and conducted original music for the film. Shot in black and white and color and projected in CinemaScope, IN ABSENTIA combines live action and animation with dazzling use of light to convey the mindscape of a woman alone in a room repeatedly writing a letter with broken off pieces of pencil lead, while outside her window vistas of ever changing light register her every emotion. The film is dedicated to "E.H. who lived and wrote to her husband from an asylum." IN ABSENTIA was produced by Keith Griffiths at Koninck for the BBC and Pipeline Films' series of short music films "Sound on Film International."

IN ABSENTIA is available on DVD as part of the PHANTOM MUSEUMS: THE SHORT FILMS OF THE QUAY BROTHERS box set. It will be touring on 35mm as part of the QUAY BROTHERS IN 35MM series and will be released on a Quay Brothers Blu-ray on October 20, 2015.
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