Double feature dvd for sale
Private purchase: 150.- Danish kroner + post and packaging
Company / organisations / institutions: 300.- Danish kroner + post and packaging
The Indian dancer Prakash, reveals a rhythmic universe that embraces people, animals, plants and the elements.
Direction, script, camera: Kim Dambæk Editing: Mikael K. Ebbesen Sonic treatment: Troels Bech Producer: Kim Dambæk Production: NORDLYS and Danish Film Institute, Filmworkshop 2002 Produced with funding from: Filmworkshop, Foreningen af Danske Sceneinstruktører, Danske Filminstruktører. Politiken Fonden
Thala means rhythm in Malayalam, the language of Kerala in southern India.
Led by the dancer Kalamandalam Jayaprakash Narayanan, (Prakash), we are introduced to a rhythmic universe that embraces natural as well as stylised and everyday rhythms.
“THALA” reveals an awareness of rhythm that ultimately leads to a striving for and respect of a greater universal harmony.
Festivals: Official Selection, Artfilm Festival,Trencianske Teplice,Slovakia 2003. Special Selection, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Estonia - 2003
“Kim Dambæk´s ever attentive camera captures fascinating glimpses of daily life and has the Kathakali dancer, Prakash, explain philosophically about the rhythms of the dance as a universal means of communication and a way of achieving harmony with cosmos – whereby ”Thala” becomes a rare exotic and spiritual experience.”
Ebbe Iversen, Berlingske Tidende * * * *
Tiny pearls of comic and dramatic intrigue are constantly taking place around us, should we care to look. In a series of kaleidoscopic scenes, the rhythmic drama of life unfolds at Copenhagen Airport.
English Tile: Passages
Danish Tile: Passager
Category: Experimental Country or origin: Denmark Release: 08.06.2000
TechnicalL data DigiBeta: 1.33:1 / stereo / colour / no dialogue Running time: 7 min. Director Kim Dambæk
Screenplay: Kim Dambæk Cinematography: Erik Norsker
Editor: Anne Hovad Fischer
Music: Troels Bech Jessen Producer: Kim Dambæk Production: DFI Film Workshop, Nordlys Production Finance: DFI Film Workshop International sales: Danish Film Institute, Film Workshop / Vognmagergade 10 / DK-1120 Copenhagen K / Tel. +45 3374 3480 / Fax +45 3374 3490
Festivals: Filmvideo, 52nd International Short Film Festival, Montecatini, Italy 2001 Media Workshop, Bergen, Norway 2002.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=natdE8zj18o - see PASSAGES here.