Shortfilms

THE FUTURE WILL NOT BE CAPITALIST

Sasha Pirker
AUT, FRA 2010
19min
V'11

The setting is Paris, seat of the French Communist party headquarters. The building designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the 60’s has long since been recognized as an architectural icon and symbol of what was at one time among the most powerful political movements in France. The individuals who work in this building are the protagonists of the film. Sasha Pirker studies the relationship between this building, with its futuristic qualities, and the contemporary situation of political projects, economic realities and aesthetic attitudes. The cinematic means employed are chosen so as to provide various ways of viewing this unusual building as a physical space, an institution or a historical document, thus looking into its aesthetic effect, its practical use or its political and symbolic meaning. (Christian Kravagna)

This film is part of the special program Filme von Sasha Pirker.

Credits
  • Sasha Pirker
  • Stephan Roth
  • Johannes Hammel
  • Sasha Pirker
Sasha Pirker

sixpackfilm

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35 mm
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