Vienna Table Trip looks almost like a timeless fairy tale, like a little reality where past and present meet to create something unique. Meanwhile, delicate minimalist music accompanies us on the “journey”. A great master of animation film, Virgil Widrich has once again made a little gem of Austrian avant-garde cinema.
Copy Shop is present and future. The loss of identity and subjectivity due to modern media. Copy Shop is the loss of all certainty, in a world where we no longer know what is true and what is not.
Make/Real is one of the many possible forms of cinema that could not exist without film history. A hymn to the seventh art, but also to modernity and to all that the near future could offer us.
Fast Film. “Almost a film”. So Virgil Widrich wanted to call this precious little work of his. And more than a true declaration of love to film history and, more generally, to the world of the seventh art itself, this short film represents one of the many forms that cinema can assume, thanks to a sophisticated work in which stop motion and computer graphics coexist in harmony.
If we think of Austrian animation cinema, particularly significant is artist Stefan Stratil’s statement “Austria is a nation of animation films without animation films”. In short: of all possible film genres, animation is the least explored in Austria today. At least apparently.