DARK STAR - HR GIGERS WELT

DARK STAR - HR GIGER'S WORLD

By Belinda SALLIN

T & C FILM AG - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

Who is the artist HR Giger? What kind of person is behind such terrifying and disturbing yet aesthetic forms and beings? A film with and about the internationally acclaimed and controversial painter, sculptor, architect, designer, Oscar winner and Alien creator.

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Zurich FF 2014
Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • SWISS-GERMAN, GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Belinda SALLIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcel HOEHN (T&C Film AG)
    • Synopsis
    • He feels at home in places we would flee from and lives his life among the very things we fear. He brings to the surface everything we try to suppress. Throughout his life, HR Giger had inhabited the world of the uncanny, a dark universe on the brink of many an abyss.
      He did not create this world because he held it dear, but rather because he had no other option. It was the only way this amiable, modest and humorous man was able to keep his fears in check. Giger was merely the bearer of dark messages, charting our nightmares, drafting maps of our subconscious and moulding our primal fears.
      HR Giger lived at the heart of Zurich in a virtually self-contained, parallel universe. In this space, plucked out of time and behind closed shutters, day blurs into night. Only his family, closest friends and a few assistants are privy to his realm. The film carefully probes its way through this world, exploring a life which has been packed with many surprises, cruel blows of fate and great achievements (an Oscar for “Alien”).
      A film with and about the internationally acclaimed and controversial painter, sculptor, architect and designer.
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