Pieces Of Dreams

55 minutes, BetaSP, 4:3, colour, PAL

(...) Pilz has a Laotian proverb "Take what is before you as it is, don't wish for anything else, just carry on". Let things happen as they occur. Don't focus attention on something, just be attentive; the eye of the camera as vigil registrar of the moment which forgets its own existence. As in Pieces of Dreams (1988/99) where Pilz observes the theater director Jack Garfein preparing a Beckett piece (Ohio impromptu) in his hotel room. The room is filled with dialogue and concentration, the manic repetitions of a single text fragment gives way to long passages of tense silence. For a while Pilz appears in the picture himself and becomes an impresario – part of the act in a chamber theatre formation – in that the documentary almost takes on fictional characteristics. (...)

Mark Stöhr, Nothing left to tell,
Schnitt – Das Filmmagazin, Nr. 23,
Bochum/Germany, March 2001

Original title Pieces of Dreams
English title Pieces of Dreams
Produced by Michael Pilz
Concept and realization by Michael Pilz
Cinematography by Michael Pilz
Original sound by Michael Pilz
Music by Franz Schubert (Dietrich Fischer–Dieskau)
Literary words by Samuel Beckett (Ohio Impromptu)
Edited by Michael Pilz
Featuring Jack Garfein

Austria 1999
Language English
No subtitles

First public screening 30 January 2000, International Filmfestival Rotterdam

Festivals Rotterdam (NL), Graz (AT), Duisburg (DE), Antwerp (BE), Esfahan (IR)

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