Sun Stop!

Sun Stop! is the result of a collaboration over three years between the avant-garde filmmaker Ferry Radax and the avant-garde poet Konrad Bayer. It has long been considered as a classic of Austrian experimental filmmaking.
The plot, which becomes submerged in the process of montage, runs, according to Radax, something like this: "The story of a dandy who first of all shoots down the sun out of boredom and then, just as the world changes momentarily, the moon as well. At the same time he leads a secret, poetic double life as an initerant sailor."

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"Ich bin so groß und Du bist so klein". Allmachtsphantasien in Ferry Radax´s SONNE HALT!, von Juliane Vogel, In: Psyche im Kino. Sigmund Freud und der Film, Thomas Ballhausen/Günter Krenn/Lydia Marinelli, verlag filmarchiv austria, 2006 (Article)

"Ich bin so groß und Du bist so klein". Allmachtsphantasien in Ferry Radax´s SONNE HALT!, von Juliane Vogel, In: Psyche im Kino. Sigmund Freud und der Film, Thomas Ballhausen/Günter Krenn/Lydia Marinelli, verlag filmarchiv austria, 2006
Orig. Title
Sonne Halt!
Year
1959 - 62
Country
Duration
25 min
Director
Ferry Radax
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
german
Subtitles
english
Credits
Director
Ferry Radax
Script
Konrad Bayer, Ferry Radax
Cinematography
Ferry Radax
Sound
Ferry Radax
Editing
Ferry Radax
Production
Ferry Radax
Available Formats
35 mm
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Festivals (Selection)
2002
Berlin - Int. Filmfestspiele
2004
Pesaro - Film Festival