1980, 35mm, colour, sound, 15 minutes
Cast: Robert Beavers
Filmed in Italy (Rome, Verona) and Austria (Salzburg)
First Public Screening: Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna, 4 March 1980
Projection copies in Walter Bechtler Stiftung, Zürich, and Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna
“AMOR is an exquisite lyric, shot in Rome and at the natural theatre of Salzburg. The recurring sounds of cutting cloth, hands clapping, hammering, and tapping underline the associations of the montage of short camera movements, which bring together the making of a suit, the restoration of a building, and details of a figure, presumably Beavers himself, standing in the natural theatre in a new suit, making a series of hand movements and gestures. A handsomely designed Italian banknote suggests the aesthetic economy of the film: the tailoring, trimming, and chiseling point to the editing of the film itself.”
(P. Adams Sitney, Film Comment).