Image of movie Das Block
DAS BLOCK
Image of movie Das Block
Retrospective

Das Block

The Block
Stefan Kolbe, Chris Wright
Germany 2006
75min
OV w/ EN subtitles

THE BLOCK introduces us to four sad figures living in a run-down East German prefab building: Hans-Joachim dreams of his great love. Silvio shoots out the lamps in former Soviet barracks. Olga wants to return to bombed-out Grozny; being alone is worse than war. Natalya cleanses her body with nettles and snow. The camera captures them in their cramped one-room apartments in extreme close-up, showing the pores of their skin and dandruff. Even in delicate moments, it does not keep its distance. In this way, we closely experience their precarious situation on the margins of society.
In the post-apocalyptic setting of FANTASY SENTENCES, apartment blocks with their socialist insignia stand abandoned. Super 8 home movies featuring the family happiness of summers spent outdoors bear witness to former human existence. After the nuclear catastrophe, nature has overtaken architecture, and the question arises whether humans have turned into animals or trees. (BK)

In the presence of Dane Komljen and Birgit Kohler (curator). 
Supporting film: FANTASY SENTENCES.
This film will be shown as part of the screening I. THE BLOCK.

All retrospective films that will be shown at the Filmmuseum after the Viennale - from 1.11. - can of course also be reserved as usual at filmmuseum.at or by calling 01/533 70 54 and purchased at the box office of the Austrian Film Museum. The prices of the Austrian Film Museum apply.

Credits
  • Olga Anaeva
  • Silvio Pforte
  • Natalya Tscherkaskaya
  • Hans-Joachim Werner
  • Chris Wright
  • Stefan Kolbe
  • Stefan Kolbe
  • Chris Wright
DCP
Mon 25 Oct
21:15
Filmmuseum
OV w/ EN subtitles
Wed 24 Nov
18:30
Filmmuseum
OV w/ EN subtitles
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