Answering the Sun

ANSWERING THE SUN demands the utmost from its audience. The invitation is to squint our eyes and allow the most amazing trips to unfold – just like when we were children letting the sun come in. However, the work is simultaneously a 60-minute bombardment of coloured fields and a wall of sound, followed by a hallucinatory, silent inky-black sequence. (...) The strong lights create afterimages on our retina, while the acoustic stimuli cause the ears to generate their own sounds. The human body seems to be taken over when the senses are overstimulated and tricked. If you are prepared to surrender this creates a unique trip, leaving us guessing as to what the person in the next seat experienced. (International Film Festival Rotterdam)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Answering the Sun (2021) - it has to be lived once and dreamed twice (2019, short; CE'19) - keep that dream burning (2017, short; CE'17) - not even nothing can be free of ghosts (2016; CE’16) - moon blink (2015; CE’15) - Colors of Noise, Pt. III (2014; CE'14 festival trailer) - humming, fast and slow (2012, short; CE'13)
Local Artists 2022
Rainer Kohlberger
Austria / Germany 2022
60 minutes
without dialogue
Screenplay Rainer Kohlberger
Producer(s) Rainer Kohlberger
World Sales
World Premiere
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2022

Warning: This film contains fast flashing images and may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is adviced.