Film director: Peter Tscherkassky



The movie screen is totally white. On the sides you can clearly see the holes of the film. And suddenly, in L’Arrivée we find ourselves right in a station. A train, as in the Lumière film, is about to arrive. What will happen next?



Not only early cinema, but also advertising films and, of course, avant-garde cinema play the leading roles in Coming Attractions, as part of a series of “experiments” aimed at retracing all the most important stages in the history of the seventh art and paying homage to it in a reverent, but also funny and playful way. Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film at the 2010 Venice Film Festival.



In Outer Space, Peter Tscherkassky has once again shown us how cinema itself can take on different connotations each time, how a film, through skilful editing, can become a completely new work, how easy it is to mould pre-existing images to one’s will. And so this work of his immediately reveals itself to be a highly controversial film, which almost desecrates the seventh art itself.


Peter Tscherkassky’s Train again is not simply a tribute to film history and to one of the most beloved and versatile means of transport, which has always had great significance in film. Train again is also – and above all – a tribute to the history of Austrian avant-garde cinema and to one of its most outstanding representatives. At the Viennale 2021.