13 of Edward Hopper’s paintings are brought alive by the film, telling the story of a woman, whose thoughts, emotions and contemplations lets us observe an era in American history. Shirley is a woman in America in the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and early ‘60s.
* Catalan première
Gustav Deutsch was born in Vienna, Austria in 1952. From 1970 to 1979, he studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology. Between 1980 and 1983, he was a member of the Medienwerkstatt Wien, during which time he met Hanna Schimek, with whom he has collaborated since 1984 under the name D&S. Since 1983, Deutsch has been a member of the international artists’ group Der Blaue Kompressor – Floating & Stomping Company (DBK). In 2003, he became the artistic director of the Aegina Academy in Athens.
Filmography: Shirley (2013), Film ist a Girl & a Gun (2009), Welt Spiegel Kino (2005), Film Ist. 7-12 (2002), Film ist. (1998), Taschenkino (1995)