Suvlaki Is Babylon: Come and Eat with Me

It´s the pictures that count: The aria is the climax and the plot is as follows: the Tower of Babel, the home of the termits, collapses. The whore (Babylon) - now without home - resides in the canals of an imaginary city, opens a bar and casts perls before swine. We accompany a not so young couple for a little stretch of the desperate life on their odyssee through the canals : one more down here = one less up there! They land before the meatpots of Babylon that invite them for a cannibalistic dinner. Babylon can sing EVERYTHING and must leave. "With Suvlaki is Babylon: come eat with me Mara Mattuschka has made a crazy, provocative, droll and "subreal" movie in which she tells the bizarre life of the whore of Babylon: a fat amazon and ruler of the urban underworld-excellent dialogues and transitions that overwhelm you without warning." (Daniele Pabinger)

Orig. Title
Suvlaki ist Babylon: komm, iss mit mir
Year
1994
Countries
Germany, Austria
Duration
40 min
Director
Mara Mattuschka
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
german
Credits
Director
Mara Mattuschka
Script
Mara Mattuschka
Cinematography
Ulla Barthold
Music
Mara Mattuschka
Editing
Mara Mattuschka
Sound
Mara Mattuschka, Ulrike Zimmermann
Actor/Actress
Karl Pfeifer, Hans Echnaton Schano, Si.Si. Klocker, Andreas Karner
Art Direction
Tobias Urban
Production Manager
Ulrike Zimmermann
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Sound Format
mono
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
1995
Saarbrücken - Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
Luzern - VIPER - Int. Film-,Video-& Multimedia-Festival
1996
Köln - feminale - Int. Frauenfilmfestival
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival