Any Way shows three people running together on an athletics track. The repetitive motion introduces the rhythm to a serene trance. The act of running itself is the focal point of the film: a continuous movement suspended in time. Varying frame rates allow the viewer to examine details of the motion that would otherwise be obscured by their own speed. The repetitive soundscape and music generates suspense. Breath, heartbeat and the runners’ strides give way to each other. Towards the end of the film the physical exertion turns the characters into a state of bliss.
Director Biography – Eva Claus
Eva Claus (b.1992 Brussels) is an audio-visual artist working primarily with 16mm film. Her practice is driven by observations of (un)expected encounters with landscapes and people, natural habitats, circularity and means of film itself. Claus´s films show a contemplative form of watching. In her last films she uses an intuitive way of filmmaking in which she shares her interest in minimal narration.
Claus was educated at the Friedl Kubelka School for independent film in Vienna, Austria and she obtained her MFA at the Royal Academy of Arts in Ghent. Her films have been shown at festivals such as Light Field San Francisco, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Moscow International Film Festival, Process Film Festival Riga, Harkat Festival Mumbai, Rencontre International Paris / Berlin and Istanbul International Film Festival, amongst others. She won the Public film prize at the 22nd Dresdner Schmalfilmtage, Dresden, Germany in 2021.