"Although this is an experimental film, the characters are also human enough to relate to." - James Bezocci
- A german film, independent production collective - X-Filme. Their set aim was to make German films with German stroylines that would translate internationally, in order to send a powerful political and social message about German society, giving them artistic independence within the move.
- The easily understandable dialogue with subtitles and the repeated storyline mean tha tboth German and non-speaking German audiences have the access to a pleasureable and educational cinematic experience.
MAINSTREAM vs EXPERIMENTAL
Action packed - Extreme action packed which is repetitive
Narrative follows a basic structure flow - Non linear narrative (video game like / restart etc).
1-2 central characters leading the narrative - Lots of characters fuel the narrative, with obstacles as characters along the way
Stars often used - No stars, has more focus on the storyline rather than using stars as the innovation to success in box office and international scale
Lots of close ups - Variety of shots and mixed media (postmodern)
Quick cuts and continuity editing - Long takes with a lack of continuity, the cuts often don't make sense and jolt the narrative positioning for the audience also.
Scripted, rehearsed and set scenes - Characters often make use of using their personal identity into forming the narrative and creating a sense of realism
Sound track heavy - More digetic sound, less non diegetic
Professional designed lighting - Natural lighting as it's cheap and gives it the gritty realist effect needed
High production values - Low production values
Magic Realism & Hyper Reality
Father at the bank scene
Home video / handheld with mixed media of polaroids - when not interacting with Lola, it's in home video, and normal 35mm film when so. Audiences feel more in the moment, they feel involved in the action and feel a sense of reality to its cheesy soap opera style and feel. The contrast of camera is jarring on the spectators eye.
Magic realism is explored when…