Play Rec: For Film

A Recombinatory Film by Sara Ferro and Chris Weil

Based on the Keyword: "Film" - A filmmaker who is also either a cinema programmer and a free time actress for arthouse movies decides to direct her first recombinatory film - will she succeed?

"Woah very nice!!!! I don't know how you can do all of this in these few days - the production is perfect, and it is breezy, entertaining, and witty. Excellent!" Ho Tzu Nyen

The Screenplay is narrated entirely by the original Subtitles of the movies featuring:

Man Bites Dog (1992)
Shortbus (2006)
The Meaning of Life (1983)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
F for Fake (1973)
The Holy Mountain (1973)
Funny Games (1997)
The Sea That Thinks (2000)
Weekend (1967)
The Great Beauty (2013)
Schizopolis (1996)
Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (1974)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Pickup on South Street (1953)
Band of Outsiders (1964)
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963)
The Trial (1962)
Talk to Her (2002)
Manhattan (1979)
A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
The Inner Scar (1972)
The Past (2007)
Close-Up (1990)
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
The Day of the Beast (1995)
The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987)
La Commune - Paris 1871 (2000)
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Arizona Dream (1993)
Annie Hall (1977)
Kings of the Road (1976)
Peeping Tom (1960)
A Moment of Innocence (1996)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Contempt (1963)
The Falls (1980)
Nachalo (1970)
Pixote (1981)
Out 1, noli me tangere (1971)
On the Silver Globe (1988)
Examined Life (2008)
That Most Important Thing: Love (1975)
Masculin Féminin (1966)
Dillinger Is Dead (1969)
Visitor Q (2001)
Roma (1972)
Code Unknown (2000)
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Pickup on South Street (1953)
The Skin I Live In (2011)

Birdman Soundtrack: Antonio Sanchez
- The Anxious Battle for Sanity

  • Sara Ferro
  • Chris Weil
  • ARTOLDO pictures
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 5 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg
    Austria (2021)
  • AdAC – ARCHIVIO DARTE CONTEMPORANEA Università degli Studi di Genova
    Genoa (2022)
    Official Selection
  • Star Cinema
    DECENTRALAND Metaverse (2022)
    Special Screening
Director Biography - Sara Ferro, Chris Weil

Established in 2015, ARTOLDO is a creative collective featuring the Film Directors and New Media Artists Sara Ferro and Chris Weil, with a focus on Arthouse Movies, Avant-garde Film, Expanded Cinema, Cinebitions, Feature Documentaries, Moving Images and Video Art installations. Since 2021 the duo is a proud member of the Etherea Art Gallery.

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Director Statement

An attempt to sketch or define a new critical approach, a new practice-based towards a theory of the appropriation in the art in form of a video essay upon the film industry by using found footage creating a recombinatory film.

The work "Play Rec: For Film" by Sara Ferro and Chris Weil was created within 5 days during the workshop "Dictionaries and Aporias" hold by Ho Tzu Nyen with Jan Gerber & Sebastian Lütgert at the Summer Academy Salzburg. It represents the first recombinatory film ever made in our director's career and tells the story about making a movie, the difference between fiction and reality, the meaning and message of a film, financing, copyright and many more. Our work may be seen as a homage to the film industry, film festivals, cult films and cinema lovers all over the world.

The final result consists of over 50 movies recombined in a single work - Enjoy!