• Dark Star - HR Gigers Welt
  • Dark Star - HR Gigers Welt
  • Dark Star - HR Gigers Welt

Dark Star - HR Gigers Welt

by Belinda Sallin Focus Competition

Who is the man behind the creator of the world-famous ALIEN creature? The artist HR Giger produced frightening and disturbing, yet curiously aesthetic critters. The place we run from was the place he felt most at home, what we fear was where he lived, what we suppress, he brought to the surface. He mapped our nightmares and sculpted Man’s deepest fears. But Giger did not relish in creating this world of horror, he did it because he had no other choice. It was how this loveable, humble and humorous man kept his own fears in check. HR Giger lived in the centre of Zurich in a timeless, almost self-contained parallel universe. Here, behind closed shutters, the boundary between day and night was blurred. DARK STAR is director Belinda Sallin’s exploration of the fascinating cosmos of HR Giger, and the portrait of a revered and controversial artist.

  • Genre: DOC: Portrait
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, 2014
  • Runtime: 96 Min
  • Languages: Swiss German, English
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Belinda Sallin
  • Cast: Hansruedi Giger, Carmen-Maria Giger, Stanislav Grof, Hans H. Kunz
  • Screenplay: Belinda Sallin
  • Cinematography: Eric Stitzel
  • Editor: Birgit Munsch-Klein
  • Sound: Marco Teufen
  • Music: Peter Scherer
  • Producer: Marcel Hoehn
  • Production Company: T&C Film AG
  • World Sales: T&C Edition AG
  • Swiss Distribution: Columbus Film AG
  • www.darkstar-movie.com
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