Film Series: ‘The Sound of Insects’

| April 28, 2011

The Webster Film Series this weekend presents The Sounds of Insects: Record of a Mummy.

A profound inquiry into the art of representation, Peter Liechti’s film probes the ever-elusive and mystifying line between life and death. The film also blurs the line between documentary and fiction.

Dates/Time: Friday, April 29, and Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m.

(Peter Liechti, 2009, Germany, 90 min.)

Friday, April 29 & Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m.

A hunter in a remote corner of the Austrian wilderness makes the horrifying discovery of a desiccated human corpse in a makeshift tent deep in the forest.Who was this person? Why did he die? The dead body releases its secrets in a day-by-day account fusing fiction and reality in an unsettling, highly sensory narrative.

Based on the Japanese novel by Shimada Masahiko, which in turn is based on fact. Winner of the European Film Academy Documentary 2009 award “for its skillful exploration of minimalistic means to create an extraor¬dinary visual story between life and death.”

Official trailer:

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Regular Webster Film Series admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for seniors, students from other schools and Webster alumni, and $4 for Webster University staff and faculty unless otherwise noted. All films screened in Moore Auditorium on the campus of Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo., unless noted.

The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis.


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