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Le Mans

Synopsis
An experimental film about the ambiguous sensation of fear and elation experienced during the loneliness of a night race. Original footages of the „24 Hours of Le Mans“ are associated with pictures of Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic airplane „The Spirit of St. Louis“ and quotations by Antoine Saint-Exupéry and Bertolt Brecht.

Length: 9:30 min.
Format: 16 mm
Colour + black & white
Ratio: 1.37:1
Sound: optical mono
Language: English/French/German

Country/ Year
Germany/ France 2003

Production
Andreas Wutz

Co-Production
Cuxhavener Kunstverein

Support
Government of Lüneburg
Lottery Fund Lower Saxony
Otto Constien Foundation
LfA Funding Bank of Bavaria

Crew
Director: Andreas Wutz
Script, photography, editing, animation, sounddesign: Andreas Wutz

Distribution
see production

Mediatheque
University of California San Diego

Exhibition catalogue
Le Mans Catalogue Cover
Le Mans
by Andreas Wutz
Published by Cuxhavener Kunstverein, 2003. Film stills, photo series, flip book cinema. Essays (in German) by Heike Ander and Michael Schultze

Exhibition catalogue (excerpt)
Interview with Andreas Wutz
Light Is a Kind of Rhythm
by Alena Williams
Interview (in English) with Andreas Wutz on his film Le Mans. Published by merz solitude, Stuttgart 2009