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Austria
2017, 99 min

Section: Imagina
Year: 2018

Johann Lurf compiled his film solely from images of the universe drawn from a total of 550 films across motion picture history. The result is a compelling poetic essay that is as much about the way we represent outer space as it is about the cosmos itself.


Synopsis

Since the dawn of humankind we have been fascinated by the nighttime sky shining with stars. Beyond our view of these luminous points, the deep and endless universe spreads out, its faraway galaxies and nebulae invisible to the naked eye, leaving us to ponder them with mere speculation or in dreams. Our conception of the stars and the cosmos has been formed by others’ imaginations: scientists, science popularizers, and artists. Inevitably, our own ideas, fears, aspirations, and even our changing modes of depicting and thinking about them are detectable in these imaginings. Johann Lurf compiled his film solely from images of the universe drawn from a total of 550 films across motion picture history. The result is a compelling poetic essay that is as much about the way we represent outer space as it is about the cosmos itself.

Hubert Poul

About the director

Johann Lurf (b. 1982, Austria). Selected filmography: Vertigo Rush (2007), The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog (Zwölf Boxkämpfer jagen Viktor quer über den großen Sylter Deich 140 9, 2009), Endeavour (2010), Reconnaissance (2012), Picture Perfect Pyramid (2013), Twelve Tales Told (2014), Capital Cuba (2015)

Contacts

sixpackfilm
Neubaugasse 45/13, 1070, Vienna
Austria
Tel: +43 152 609 900
E-mail: office@sixpackfilm.com, brigitta@sixpackfilm.com
www: www.sixpackfilm.com

About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP

Section: Imagina
   
Director: Johann Lurf
Screenplay: Johann Lurf
Editor: Johann Lurf
Producer: Johann Lurf
Sales: sixpackfilm
   
www: www.johannlurf.net/star

Guests

Johann Lurf

Film Director

Brigitta Burger-Utzer

Distributor, Sales Agent


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