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OBSESSED WITH LIGHT

Zeva Oelbaum & Sabine Krayenbühl
US DE FR 2023    90' 54'
⚬ Arts & Culture 

Synopsis

OBSESSED WITH LIGHT pulls back the curtain on Loïe Fuller (1862-1928), a wildly original performer and pioneer of modern dance. Creating a dialogue between the past and the present, the documentary delves into the astonishing influence Fuller's work has on contemporary culture including artists like Taylor Swift, Bill T. Jones, Shakira and William Kentridge, Red Hot Chili Peppers among many others. Fuller developed a completely new kind of spectacle which combined dance, fabric and movement. It's about a woman who became famous on her own terms – unapologetic about her body type and open about her sexuality.

Credits

Directors

Zeva Oelbaum & Sabine Krayenbühl

Producers

Zeva Oelbaum, Sabine Krayenbühl

Co-Producer

Christian Popp

Executive Producers

Elizabeth Rodriguez Chandler, Denise Benmosche, Ruedi Gerber, Susan Margolin

Production Company

Between the Rivers Productions

Co-Production Companies

ZDF/ARTE, Yuzu Productions

Cinematography

Bob Richman, Claudia Raschke

Editor 

Sabine Krayenbühl

Music 

Paul Cantelon

Sound 

Eddie O’Conor

Festivals

Rome Film Festival 2023

DOC NYC 2023

 

Film Details

Runtimes

90' 54'

Production Countries

USA, France, Germany

Spoken Languages

English, French, Spanish, Italian, Icelandic

Biography

Sabine Krayenbühl is an award-winning filmmaker with over twenty theatrical documentaries and narrative features to her credit. She co-directed and edited LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD. Her editing work includes Oscar and Independent Spirit Award nominated MY ARCHITECT for which she received an American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Award nomination and the Emmy winning THE HUNT FOR PLANET B. Krayenbühl has a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a member the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Zeva Oelbaum is an award-winning filmmaker. She recently co-directed and produced LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD. Oelbaum also produced AHEAD OF TIME, a feature length documentary about the trailblazing journalist Ruth Gruber, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before garnering six Best Documentary awards. She comes to film from a career in still photography and her work has been published in periodicals such as The New York Times Magazine and collected in public collections such as the Bibliothèque nationale de France, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Brooklyn Museum. She graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in anthropology and is a member of the Producers Guild.

 

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