Villa Empain

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Villa Empain

Katharina Kastner
B/F/A/D, 2019
Shorts, 25min, kein Dialog

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Villa Empain

Katharina Kastner
B/F/A/D, 2019
Shorts, 25min, kein Dialog

Screenplay: 
Katharina Kastner
Camera: 
Ivo Nelis
Editor: 
Olivia Degrez

Production: 
The Moon Embassy
Katharina Kastner
World Sales: 
Katharina Kastne
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

Only in the final credits does this film give us any firm background information on its architectural subject, a magnificent art deco building in Belgium. Created in the 1930s, it has seen (and suffered) many waves of history, from German and Soviet occupation through neglect and vandalism to its ultimate reinvention today as an arts centre. Mostly avoiding images of people, Kastner approaches this place intimately and sensorially, through an experimental layering of impressions, textures, noises, vistas, reveries. Ghosts of the past stir in these cracks and shadows, these tracings and echoes. (Adrian Martin)

In the presence of Katharina Kastner.