86 mins, super 16mm film, 2022.
Both a love letter to the less recognized magicians of cinema and a playful celebration of otherness, Piaffe is an opportunity for the viewers to see with their bodies and touch with their eyes.
When her sibling Zara suffers a nervous breakdown, the introvert Eva is forced to take on Zara’s job as a Foley artist. She struggles to create sounds for a commercial featuring a horse, and then a horsetail starts growing out of her body. Empowered by her tail, she lures a botanist into an affair, through a game of submission. Piaffe is a visceral journey into control, gender, and artifice.
Production: Schuldenberg Films
International Sales: Rediance
Simone Bucio * Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau * Sebastian Rudolph * Bjørn Melhus * Lea Draeger * Josef Ostendorf * Hannah Müller * Ruth Rosenfeld * Catherine Mayer * Kristof Gerega * Nico Ehrenteit
Produced by: Schuldenberg Films
Director: Ann Oren
Writers: Ann Oren & Thais Guisasola
Director of Photography: Carlos Vasquez
Editors: Ann Oren & Haim Tabakman
Editing Consultant: Benjamin Mirguet
Sound Concepr & Mix: Robert Hefter
Sound Design: Danilo Okulov
Production Design: Ilaria Di Carlo
Costume Design: Anna Philippa Müller
Music: Daniela Lunelli aka Munsha, äbvsd, VTSS
Producers: Kristof Gerega, Sophie Ahrens, Fabian Altenried
Funded by BKM (Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien)