VIERNES 24 | CINETECA NACIONAL | 16:45 HRS. | 99 MIN.

SÁBADO 25 | CINÉMA IFAL | 19:00 HRS. | 99 MIN.

** PRESENCIA DE DIRECTOR Q&A

Austria | 2017 | DCP | Color | 99 min | Johann Lurf

Director: Johann Lurf
Sound: Nils Kirchhoff
Producer: Johann Lurf

Synopsis
This film’s ambition is both precise and lofty: an exploration of cinematic history consisting solely of scenes of starry skies. No landscapes, not even trees or roofs. A cloud or a satellite perhaps. No subtitles either. The excerpts retain their original – often kitsch or bombastic – soundtracks and are in chronological order. Initially, the iconography is pretty naive, but later viewers are presented with a
galaxy of stylistic approaches and technical solutions. The more recent, the more realistic. Besides a trip through film history, ★ is also a conceptual work that elicits questions concerning our relationship with time and space. Moreover Lurf forces us to reflect on human aspirations. Yet his own ambitions are also exceptionally high: he wants to make an unending director’s cut, providing a new, longer version each year.

Johann Lurf
Born in Vienna in 1982. Since 2002 he has studied at Vienna´s Academy of Fine Arts. 2009 diploma at Harun Farocki´s filmclass.

Festivals
Vienna Int. Film Festival
BAFICI
Sundance Film Festival
CPH:DOX