Introduzione all'oscuro

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Introduzione all'oscuro

Gastón Solnicki
Argentinien/A, 2018
Features, 71min, eOF

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Introduzione all'oscuro

Gastón Solnicki
Argentinien/A, 2018
Features, 71min, eOF

Cast: 
Han-Gyeol Lin
Alexandra Prodaniuc
Karin Krank
Gastón Solnicki
Ka-Ming Man
Walter Bergman
Alan Segal
Screenplay: 
Gastón Solnicki
Sound: 
Jason Candler
Camera: 
Rui Poças
Editor: 
Alan Segal
Composer: 
Salvatore Sciarrino

Production: 
Rei Cine
Filmy Wiktora
Little Magnet Films
KGP
World Sales: 
Rei Cine
Format: 
DCP
Color

Argentinian director Gastón Solnicki is one of the countless people whose lives were touched by former Viennale festival director Hans Hurch, who died suddenly last summer. Full of the same grief shared by many, Solnicki travels to Vienna to try and make sense of his feelings by shooting a film. He moves through the misty streets and passages, seeking out the places, objects, and images that might call forth his lost friend or tap into his own sense of loss, as gentle lines are sketched out between them by his natural flair for association. A cup from Café Engländer, a handmade chocolate box, postcards from around the world, a skating rink under lights, a cinema auditorium waiting for Ernst Lubitsch to appear, video footage of an Argentinian family, heart valves rendered in ceramic. If all this is mapping out a friendship of equals, that’s why such a careful balance is maintained: Solnicki mostly lets his images do the talking and Hurch himself only appears sporadically, in fleeting photos or in recordings of past conversations. When he gives Solnicki advice on editing one of his previous films, his attitude could equally be describing this one: a patience, a generosity, a calm. (James Lattimer)

In the presence of Gastón Solnicki and Gabriele Kranzlbinder

Gastón Solnicki: LILIANA.REBECCA (2007, K), SÜDEN (2008) PAPIROSEN (2011), ENJOY YOURSELF (2012, K), KÉKSZAKÁLLÚ (2016)