Forever Flirt

22 rounds of flirt and dance to unknown masterpieces by Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)

 

FOREVER FLIRT

 

DIE STRAUSSKISTE (2000)

Two box sets of short films without words by Percy Adlon

Lolita Davidovich

Eva Mattes

Herbert Füttinger

Alfred Eschwé and

The Akademisches Orchester Wien

Films without words. Waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and marches. Tales from Vienna and elsewhere. Of yesterday and nowadays. Lovers, eaters, dancers. Old and young. Dressed in period and jeans. All connected by joy, sensuality, embrace, and the bittersweet feeling of the short-lived pleasures of life. My admiration for the short films of Max Ophüls went into this work. Some are stories, some observations. All are about music and light, color, movement, and emotions. A young woman remembers a ball in Venice. An apprentice magician visits a frustrated lady after a fight with her husband. An upholsterer finds a pile of gold. Two aircraft paint a heart in the sky. The girls’ twirling skirts look like whipped cream. A Circus waves good-bye. And seniors show their photographs...”When we were young...”

Forever FlirtIt is the summer of the 100th anniversary of Johann Strauss’ death. An homage to the greatest genius of entertaining music. Percy Adlon, May 1999

Written and directed by Percy Adlon

Director of Photography – Karl Hollmann

Editor – Ila von Hasperg

Costume Design - Amanda Fruhwald

Produced by Eleonore Adlon

A pelemele FILM/LEORA FILMS production

Co-produced with ZDF, ARTE and ORF

COURTESY OF MARCO POLO JOHANN STRAUSS II EDITION

Shot on Digi-Beta, PAL, 16:9 in Vienna, Venice, Dusseldorf, Augsburg, Los Angeles, Phoenix, AZ

Running Time: 2 x 60’

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