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Peter Weiss

Faces in Shadow is Peter Weiss first film outside of home and studio studies. It is a kind of lyrical ‘cinema verite’ describing his familiar surroundings, his neighborhood in the old town of Stockholm. Together with Christer Strömholm, the photographer and soundtechnician who also lived in the same part of town, Weiss has documented the old men who populated the neighborhood-still in the fifties, a kind of a small town with beerhalls, dairyshops, outhouses and vendors of firewood. The film is shot against a sound collage taken from the various beerhalls.

English title Faces in Shadow
Keywords Documentary, Experimental, Architecture
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:13:00
Language Swedish & No dialogue
Color BW
Year 1957
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Latest screening Jan 18, 2023
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About the artist

Peter Weiss

1916-1982. Born in Germany. He is best known internationally as a writer. His novels and dramatic works have been translated into many languages. He was also a painter and film-maker.