Film director: Peter Tscherkassky

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L’ARRIVÉE

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?

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COMING ATTRACTIONS

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.

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OUTER SPACE

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.

TRAIN AGAIN

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.