A chamber film with Robert Lax
Beta SP / 1:1.66 /
black & white /stereo / 60 min.
produced: 1993 - 1999
Produced & distributed
Co produced by
Redaktion Hörspiel und Medienkunst
Written and directed
Nicolas Humbert & Werner Penzel
Robert Lax, the American
minimalist poet who was praised for his originality and spirituality,
died on September 26, 2000 in Olean, N.Y.
Born in 1915 he was a companion of the painter Ad Reinhardt and the religious
philosopher and monk Thomas Merton, who had a strong influence on the
poets of the beat generation. After decades of a nomadic life between
America and Europe he has lived withdrawn for 30 years on the Greek island
The present film is the outcome of a long-standing friendship between
Robert Lax and the filmmakers Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel.