A Tropical House

A Tropical House is Karl-Heinz Klopf’s second cinematic meditation on an architect’s own home, in this case, that of the Indonesian architect Andra Matin in Bintaro, a suburb of Jakarta. The seemingly simple building becomes an object of fascination as its many carefully composed spaces are given over to the viewer. And, for all of its presentness and intimacy, the voice-overs reveal that the house has been made out of its author’s childhood memories. (Arturo Silva)

Director's Biography
KARL-HEINZ KLOPF, geb. in Linz, lebt in Wien. Studium an der Kunstuniversität Linz. In seiner künstlerischen Praxis beschäftigt sich Klopf mit der gebauten Umwelt und urbanen Sphären. // Filme (Auswahl): They (2010, doc; CE’11), Plan (2011, short), Tower House (2013, doc; CE’14), A Tropical House (2015, doc)
Local Artists 2016
Karl-Heinz Klopf
Austria / Indonesia 2015
51 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Editing Tatia Skhirtladze
Sound/Sounddesign Nils Kirchhoff
Konzept / Idea: Karl-Heinz Klopf

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Buenos Aires International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

gemeinsam mit / together with