A narrative feature film directed by Frauke Havemann, co-directed by Eric Schefter and written by Mark Johnson.
Told with minimalism and humor, WEATHER HOUSE is ultimately as dark, strange and unpredictable as the weather itself.
The title is borrowed from the Germanic folk art tradition of building humidity meters in the form of small, handcrafted houses, with figures that emerge according to specific weather predictions. The film presents a life-size adaptation of this idea. Set in an unspecified time of extreme planetary climate change, its figures are now an isolated group of disoriented characters who spend their time engaged in absurd activities. Trying to provide a measure of normality, they develop their own strange belief systems and routines. One man builds a network of wires. Another keeps himself attached to a plant. A woman is constantly recording sounds, but why and for whom?
We are thrilled that the Slamdance Film Festival has chosen WEATHER HOUSE for its 2017 Narrative Features Competition program. We are especially excited to have our world premiere at Slamdance because we feel that the festival’s commitment to bold and subversive work echoes our own interest in exploring cinema’s radical aesthetic potential.
Director Frauke Havemann, co-director Eric Schefter, writer Mark Johnson and DOP Marcel Neumann will be present at the world premiere at the following Park City screenings:
January 22, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the GALLERY
January 26, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the BALLROOM
(Treasure Mountain Inn, 255 Main Street, Park City, UT)