Into The White - Portrait of a friend

At first, morphine feels cozy; you can shut your eyes and dream. The only problem is with inhibitions: you lose them over time. And suddenly the moment arrives when you realize that you are in the steadfast grip of addiction. In amazingly intimate, fragile black-and-white images, the filmmaker portrays her childhood friend who is now addicted to drugs. Shots of smoking characters in Linz covered in mist blend with atmospheric guitar sounds and the captivatingly honest statements of the branded dreamer. The crystalline powder that is dissolved and heated before consumption appears as a refuge from the dismal white winter landscape. The hand camera remains steadily at eye level, in order to offer the addiction an honest opponent and to show the person behind it.
(Diagonale/ Anna Steinbauer)

Orig. Title
Into The White - Portrait eines Freundes
Year
2017
Country
Austria
Duration
14 min
Category
Documentary
Orig. Language
german
Subtitles
english
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Credits
Director
Isabella Brunäcker
Concept & Realization
Isabella Brunäcker
Sound Mix
Jan Kaiser
Colour Correction
Bernhard Schlick
Supported by
Stadt Salzburg
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264)
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
2017
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Linz - Crossing Europe Film Festival
Jihlava - East Silver Market