Architects at work: a priori nothing lends itself better to cinema, nothing is more graphic than shots that alternate between the drawing and the built structure, between the two-dimensional plan and the three-dimensional result. Yet this film, with its corporate-sounding title, shot over three months in a large Berlin-based firm, abandons this clarity to instill a generalized doubt –not so much about the value of those it films as about its own critical viewpoint. […] In this group portrait, the creators appear both as master rhetoricians and children playing with materials and colors. Through their changing opinions, what Farocki is questioning is nothing less than the relationships between word and matter –which inevitably finds a mirror of cinema in the renewed mystery of architectural art: producing form from discourse. DBA’s catalogue
D, G, F: Harun Farocki
E: Ingo Kratisch
S: Matthias Rajmann
CP: Harun Farocki Filmproduktion
Harun Farocki Filmproduktion. Matthias Rajmann
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He was born in 1944 in Sudetenland, former Czechoslovakia. He studied Film in Berlin and taught in several universities. In 2003 the Festival held a focus of his work that included The Inextinguishable Fire (1969) and Videogram of a Revolution (1992), among other films. In Comparison was screened at Bafici ’09.