One to One Teheran Connected

DCP, 115 minutes, 16:9, colour, stereo

A few hours before I return to Vienna. We decide to make an interview with several cameras and questions about my cinematographic language, about nothingnessless, and how to end the party.

Michael Pilz

On filming other people: ‘Looking others in the eye’ has to do with feeling at home with oneself and trusting others. Can I even present myself to others the way I really am? Are others – actually – taking me seriously? Am I able to trust others myself? It's all based on reciprocity, because other people will perceive me the way I present myself to them. And I will experience others as they reveal themselves to me. Thus, it’s all about your own openness towards others. This openness (or reticence) has to do with (past) experiences: Was my candor (or reserve) received by others? Or was it ignored? Did people try to empathize? And did I make them feel understood?

Michael Pilz, Retrospective 2023, Vienna

Original title One to One Teheran Connected
Produced by Michael Pilz
Shooting time 21 June, 2012
Shooting locations Teheran, Austrian Cultural Forum
Cinematography by Hamid, Hanieh, Michael, Nora, Torang
Original Sound by Hamid, Hanieh, Michael, Nora, Torang
Music Lucia Nirmala Schmidt
Edited by Michael Pilz

Austria 2012

Financial support Austrian Embassy Teheran/ACFT

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