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“A thin crack extending from the roof, down the front of the building, and into the adjacent lake,” notes the narrator as he arrives at the House of Usher, thus opening up a parallel between the Irish setting of Maya Schweizer’s cinematic association and Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of horror. Orson Welles and other cinematic ghosts seem to lead the spectator of A Tall Tale onwards, passing through a landscape of ruins and films and ruins of films that evoke phantoms and fairies.

Maya Schweizer, born in Paris, studied art and art history at the University of Aix-en-Provence (1995-1998). She moved to Germany and studied at the School of Visual Arts in Leipzig (HGB) (1999-2002) and at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) with Professor Lothar Baumgarten and graduated in 2006. Her work has been awarded and shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

Production: Maya Schweizer, Berlin; Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Askeaton
Screenplay: Maya Schweizer
Camera: Maya Schweizer

Running time: 16 min
Language: English, French

Photo: © Maya Schweizer

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