Robert Rutöd – Short films

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Short films by Robert Rutöd have been digitally remastered from the original analogue 16/35 mm material for DVD and Blu-ray Disc release.

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"Der Eiskasten (The Fridge) focusses on a refrigerator, which suddenly appears on the stairs landing of a house, through which and at which the residents act out their quirks and their relationship to each other. The film is a little reminiscent of Iosseliani's Favorites of the Moon, in which objects are just as important as the characters. Psychological explanations is not what this is about, but observable behaviour where everyone can draw their own conclusions on the psychology of the characters." (film-dienst) – Austria 1990, 17 min, bw, 16 mm, 1:1.33, mono

"Three men in a waiting-room ... A joke with a dramatic lack of punch-line: provocative four minutes about the bizarre Austrian psyche. Or: a rubber boat, a rifle, a duck, a chase after a feather and taking off into the blindingly bright beyond – that is: the other side of the door." (Stefan Grissemann about Catch A Cold) – Austria 1993, 4 min, bw, 35 mm, 1:1.85, stereo

Bonus: Video with photographs and texts from the book grayscales. early b&w photographs 1978-1988 – Austria 2017, 17 min
German version without subtitles + German version with English subtitles