We must “love elaborations,” as the assassinated Marxist activist Omar Blondin Diop advocated. It may turn out that the most crucial weapon today is the spirit for deepening, which is being undermined on all sides by “the digital dictatorship” (Jean-Luc Godard, LES TROIS DÉSASTRES, 2012). This spirit is what drives the films of Maxime Jean-Baptiste and Vincent Meessen, each of whom takes up a secondary figure in a film and develops it into an emblematic one within the history of anti-colonial and anti-capitalist struggles. They thereby prove to us that, in cinema, even the slightest outline of a silhouette matters. (NB)
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.