He Whose Face Gives No Light (2011)
Über He Whose Face Gives No Light
A masterclass in the art of digital cinematography thanks to the efforts of Mexican maverick Nicolás Pereda (director of Perpetuum Mobile), it’s a highly unusual ‘behind the scenes’ record of a film-shoot in Mexico City - namely, Michel Lipkes’ Malaventura. Bussmann concentrates on the elderly gents who appear in one atmospheric bar-scene, observing them between takes and interviewing them about their lives. The gently-paced results cast a steadily hypnotic, and intoxicating spell.