Watch: Michael Winterbottom, Park Chan-Wook & Adam Wingard Set Their Short Films on Fire (Literally)

Watch: Michael Winterbottom, Park Chan-Wook & Adam Wingard Set Their Short Films on Fire (Literally)

Dec 27, 2011

 

 
Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu and actor Taavi Eelmaa are the brains behind 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero, a recent film event that went up in flames. An international collective of directors ranging from Oldboy's Park Chan-wook and 9 Songs' Michael Winterbottom, to up-and-comers like A Horrible Way to Die's Adam Wingard contributed their shorts to the single 35 mm film anthology that was screened for an audience one time — as part of Estonia's 2011 European Capital of Culture celebration — and then burned to the ground (along with the screen itself). Why, exactly? The project's website describes it as "flying in the face of the cynicism of marketing, production, business operators, and the moral majority … dedicated to preserving freedom of thought in cinema." 
 
Twitch has shared Wingard's minute-long contribution Ultra Modern, which you can watch below. If you're new to the director's work, the darkly erotic collage is a nice glimpse of his style. You can also check out our Fantastic Fest review of his latest feature, You're Next, over here. Dig into the 60 Seconds manifesto and learn more about the fiery project on the official website.

 

Ultra Modern from Adam Wingard on Vimeo.

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