Into the Realm of the Night

The transition from day to night. It magically casts a spell over us, we glide into it like water and enjoy it: despite all its dangers: it is the night we love.

  • Patrick Müller
    Director
  • Patrick Müller
    Writer
  • Patrick Müller
    Producer
  • Uwe Rottluff
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 21, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Denmark
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    8mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Bizarrya Film Festival
    Porto
    Portugal
    February 15, 2022
    World Premiere
    Nominee Best Bizarrya Experimental
  • Roma Short Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    March 4, 2022
    Italian Premiere
    Best Experimental Film
  • Tokyo International Short Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Japan
    April 1, 2022
    Japanese Premiere
    Honorable Mention
  • Festival Universitaire du Film Underground
    Nancy
    France
    April 7, 2022
    French Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 23. Dresdner Schmalfilmtage
    Dresden
    Germany
    July 9, 2022
    German Premiere
    Jury Award
  • Pan-Cinema Experimental - Curitiba International Film Festival
    Curitiba
    Brazil
    June 22, 2022
    Brazilian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival
    Ramsgate
    United Kingdom
    June 9, 2022
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    Philadelphia
    United States
    June 7, 2022
    US Premiere
    Official Selection
  • MegaFlix Film Awards
    Gloucester
    United Kingdom
    September 5, 2022
    Gold Award (Best Experimental Film)
  • 28th Annual Brainwash Drive-in/Bike-in/Walk-in Movie Festival
    Doyle
    United States
    August 26, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Celluloid Now @ Chicago Film Society
    Chicago
    United States
    September 16, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 8th DOBRA – Festival Int'l de Cinema Experimental
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    September 22, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Engauge Experimental Film Festival
    Seattle
    United States
    November 11, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 22e Festival européen du court-métrage de Nice, Un Festival C’est Trop Court, France
    Nice
    France
    October 12, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 2nd Nature & Culture – International Poetry Film Festival, Denmark
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    November 20, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 21. FILMZ: Festival des deutschen Films
    Mainz
    Germany
    November 6, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 43. Europäisches Filmfestival Göttingen
    Göttingen
    Germany
    December 4, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Patrick Müller

Patrick Müller, born in 1981 in Frankenberg, GDR, works mainly with analog, photochemical film on Super 8 and 16mm, seeking to explore poetry within moving images. His experimental works have screened at numerous film festivals around the world, including CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL, THE8FEST, FANTAFESTIVAL and TOUS COURTS. He also writes regularly for the German print magazine 35 MILLIMETER and podcasts about film.

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Director Statement

I have shot this experimental short film with my 65 years old regular 8mm old Bauer camera in Copenhagen, November 2021, when I was invited to a film festival. In a short break of the ongoing pandemic, the old amusement park reopened, which was a magical moment to me and I tried to capture the surreal atmosphere with my camera. All of the double exposures were done in-camera. Chemnitz-based musician Uwe Rottluff has created unique music with a Moog modular system.