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  Ann Oren

  Germany     86 minutes


After commercial Foley artist Zara is hospitalized for a nervous breakdown, her introverted sister Eva is thrust into her demanding job and becomes obsessed with creating the perfect sound effects for a spot featuring a horse. As Eva immerses herself more deeply into the craft, her body transforms in fantastical and unexpected ways. Invigorated and empowered by the changes to her physical form, she begins to explore newly awakened desires. Shot on stunningly vivid 16mm and featuring a hypnotic sound design, director Ann Oren describes her fiction debut best: “A love letter to the less recognized magicians of cinema and a playful celebration of otherness, Piaffe is an opportunity for viewers to see with their bodies and touch with their eyes.”


58th Chicago International Film Festival Silver Hugo. Learn more…

 English, German with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Kristof Gerega, Sophie Ahrens, Fabian Altenried
  •   Ann Oren, Thais Guisasola
  •   Ann Oren, Haim Tabakman
  •   Ilaria Di Carlo
  •   Carlos Vasquez
  •   Simone Bucio, Sebastian Rudolph
, Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau
  •   Danylo Okulov
  •   Munsha, äbvsd, VTSS
  •   Schuldenberg Films