Riafn is a cinematic journey into the soundscape of the Alps. Idiom, song, as well as calls and commands of farmers and shepherds are condensed to create a motion picture driven by local character and rhythm. Between artistic ideal and documentarian realism, the musical portrays a utopian site detached from the compulsive speed and accessibility of communication technology saturating modern life.
HANNES LANG is an Italian filmmaker based in Cologne, Germany where he studied at the Academy of Media Arts prioritizing in the field of artistic documentary filmmaking. He graduated in 2008 with his short Leavenworth, WA. His feature-length documentaries Peak (Germany/ Italy, 2011) and I want to see the manager (Germany/ Italy, 2014) were invited to festivals worldwide and won numerous awards. Hannes Lang is a member of PETROLIO, a filmproduction-collective founded in 2012.