In Archive of the Future, an almost contemplative narrative style, images with a magnetic appeal and a direction devoid of excessive virtuosity give us a virtual tour of one of Vienna’s most famous museums, giving us above all the precious opportunity to ‘peek behind the scenes’. At the Diagonale’23.
Zero Crossing was realised by Johannes Holzhausen in just three days. Nine people were interviewed inside a small room. What will happen to them, their children, their jobs? Will it still be possible to go on living peacefully in an Austria where there seems to be no more respect for human beings themselves and where certain dynamics of the past seem never really forgotten? Within the retrospective Österreich real of the Filmarchiv Austria.
For the Many – The Vienna Chamber of Labour is a fundamental document concerning the history of Vienna. An impressive, insightful and comprehensive fresco of a very important reality in everyday life. An essential film, which, together with the director’s previous works, almost gives us the idea of one of the many volumes of an encyclopaedia on Austria’s contemporary history that Wulff is slowly writing.
If, in Brot, we find the individual stories, as well as the amusing anecdotes of each producer, particularly interesting, the most magnetic and captivating moments are undoubtedly those in which the camera lingers on the close-ups and extreme close-ups of the individual doughs, their appearance during the leavening process, passionate and almost frenetic hands kneading, and tender loaves of bread about to become tasty delicacies.