Black Sun

  • Austria
  • Switzerland
Audio Tracks

Black Sun is based on a short novel by the American Science-fiction author Samuel R. Delany which tells the story of the meeting between a "spacer" and a "frelk". A "spacer" is an androgyne being, determined to execute technical work on the planets near by and their moons. A "spacer" is able to adapt itself to any kind of gravitation. For this reason they become for the "frelks"- who depend on the gravitation of the earth - buyable objects of desire.

Black Sun starts with the landing of a "spacer" on the earth and shows his meeting with a "frelk woman" who expects a sexual affair with the "floating meat". The impossible love affair (the "spacer" lost its sexual identity due to metamorphosis) takes place in a future world where bodies radiate, where shadows transform into mirrors and where darkness illuminates space. The human being as an insect under the dark light of the sun, in a time far away which is sometimes erroneously called childhood. (Johannes Hammel)



  • Original title
    Die Schwarze Sonne
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Michael Kathe, Johannes Rosenberger, Johannes Hammel
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Johannes Hammel
  • Editing
    Frank Soiron
  • Music
    Hannes Konecny
  • Sound
    Roland Guggenbichler
  • Duration
    26 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • 1995 Ann Arbor - Film Festival


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