Angst wins poster award

angstbody-double-1984_poster

Today at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht, Sander Plug has won the Cinema.nl Afficheprijs 2009 for his poster for Angst, a documentary by Michiel van Erp. While a professional jury did a pre-selection of 5 posters out of 53, audiences could vote online or at the festival premises. One audience reaction was: ‘The poster shows what fear does: it fragments and hides from reality’, while the jury commented: ‘As a spectator you are immediately involved in a painful life behind the venetian blinds. A world ruled by anxieties. The poster reminds of the one for Brian De Palma’s Body Double. ‘ Personally, I was more reminded of the last shot of Mary Astor in The Maltese Falcon, where the bars of the elevator closing on her foreshadow her future prison life.

maltesefalcon bars

~ by Ivo Blom on September 30, 2009.

3 Responses to “Angst wins poster award”

  1. The link to The Maltese Falcon is interesting. The blinds have the same function as the elevator bars: they illustrate the feeling of the person behind them. While the Body Double poster makes us as much as a voyeur like the creep in the shadow. Also interesting, but different.

  2. sweet site, I hadn’t noticed ivoblom.wordpress.com before in my searches

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