A SPECIAL SCREENING OF "KISS OF THE TIGER”
THE FIRST REVIEWS FOR "ROCKS OF AGES"
"Your series was just fantastic: what amazing pictures, what incredible information, what stories. GREAT. Your texts just excellent Your cameraman incredibly powerful. A symphony of harmony, knowledge of aesthetics - eye and brain and soul are rent asunder. Oh, but if we could only have such memories, it would certainly be appealing to film the outer cortex of our brain."
"After the filmmaker Petra Haffter traveled to five different deserts of the world… her interest shifted from the small grains of sand to big blocks of stone. In the five-part series ROCKS OF AGES, she draws the viewer into her blatantly subjective view, without raising any claims of completeness. So you let her guide you to the remote corners of the earth and succumb to her fascination with geological phenomena. The story of these rocks and stones, as Petra Haffter shows us, is always a history of people who break their resistance. A history that they saw, break and blow up, polish, grind and hammer, mill the cave sculptures from sandstone, distribute menhirs in the countryside or knock out of white marble a palace like the Taj Mahal. As a viewer, you can learn a lot about the geological processes, marvel at the mysterious mystique of stones, scratch your heads about esoteric theories - or just let the images inspire you where to go on your next vacation."
“Oceans and mountains are resting on stone. Dinosaurs had left their footprints. The new TV non-fiction series on ARTE is unveiling the last secrets about five different stones… …Filmmaker Petra Haffter was traveling the world to discover untold stories about the beauty of the stones.”
At the German preview in Wiesbaden “ the audience was able to dive into the wave, formed of sandstone: A blaze of colors from gentle pastel pink to vibrant fire red… and to look into the depth of space from Hawaii’s snow covered Mauna Kea.”
(Volker Oesterreich, RNZ October 10/11. 2015”
THE REVIEWS ARE IN FOR THE COLORS OF THE DESERTS
"Mesmerized by deserts since her adolescence the director now embarked on a journey,to look into their geological, historical and metaphysical conditions… “Here the vastness of the landscape, there the macroscopic composition of individual particles: Petra Haffter is always changing the perspective between sensory perception, esoteric effects and geological facts, between the big picture and the tiny detail. And she always highlights the extreme challenges these landscapes are posing to its inhabitants…” “The series is addictive. After watching this you want more: More Colors of the DESERTS on different continents.”
(Anke Sterneborg, Die Sueddeutsche, Munich, Germany)
“Petra Haffter and her team explore geography, history, light and shadow to mirror present human existence. A cycle that not just entertains but also trains the eye… Sand dunes recount ell from the course of the time, canyons from the force of water…”
(Peter Claus, Kulturradio Germany)
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