Louis Fried

Postcard to Godzilla

Louis Fried • Deutschland/Germany 2015 • 5’33 min • 16mm • s&w/b&w • Ohne Dialog/No dialogue • experimenteller Dokumentarfilm/Experimental

Lieber G., die Stadt ist schön, das Wetter wechselhaft. Sobald es hier aber etwas wärmer wird, beginnen die Kräne im Hafen ihr altes Lied zu singen. Du würdest es mögen.

Dear G., the city is nice, the weather so-so. As soon as it gets a little milder, the cranes in the harbour start singing their same old song . U would like it.

Camera/ Sound/ Editing: Louis Fried
Mix: Roman Vehlken

Awards:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -“Mikropolis award for the best indie short film” at the 6th Mikro Festival of Amateur and Indie Short Films Belgrade 2015
-"Special Mention" at ARES – International Film and Media Festival Syracuse 2016

Moscow International Experimental Film Festival
Cortosplash-Festival Internazionale di Cortometraggi
Tlanchana Fest - Festival de Cine y Arte Digital
Montreal Underground Film Festival
Norwich Underground Film Club
Short Circuit- Experimental Film Night Brighton
13. Festival L'Inconnu Paris
22.Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg
FIVA- Festival Internacional de Videoarte Buenos Aires
Euroshorts-European Short Film Festival Gdansk u.a.
Kulturrevier Barmbek-Süd Hamburg
FILMZ-Festival des neuen deutschen Films Mainz
Sleepwalkers-International Short Film Festival Talinn
6.Mikro Festival of Amateur and Indie Short Films Belgrade
14.Festival Silhouette Paris
39.Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt
8.Odderader Filmtage
31.Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg

"For the particular combination of sounds and images reminiscent of John Cage's message and his thoughts on the concept of noise and sound. The film does not follow a precise plot, but the port at some point becomes animated and brought to life by creating a true symphony, almost a gig. There is lowered in an atmosphere a bit 'surreal (at times almost dystopian) made of silence and mechanical sounds, strident. And back John Cage ... the sounds are in fact an integral part of life, are in the world and they become sounds. These sounds sometimes fascinate us sometimes disturb us, as in this case. We could call this film the sound representation of a fleeting thought."