V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

V' 17

Johann Lurf
A, 2017
Documentaries, 97min, OF

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Johann Lurf
A, 2017
Documentaries, 97min, OF

Sound: 
Nils Kirchhoff
Production: 
Johann Lurf
World Sales: 
sixpackfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

Johann Lurf is one of a kind, an experimentalist, a dreamer, a movie buff, a romantic in search of forensic traces, perhaps a little reclusive. His cinematographic short-film etudes, such as VERTIGO RUSH, 12 EXPLOSION or his fascinating, ever-circling, globally Austrian film panorama about roundabouts, KREIS WR.NEUSTADT, challenged standard ways of perception, putting them up for discussion and reflection, infinitely. His next step comes as little surprise: the universe. “I started experimenting eight years ago, and now the film is finally ready for screening. I was longing for 90 minutes of images of the night sky throughout the entire history of film, original length, format, sound. So many languages, perspectives, hopes. The age-old gaze into the sky. Dreamt, photographed, virtually pure cinéma vérité.” Lurf’s film is a pandemonium of the most beautiful and the saddest dreams, a ballet of brightly lit gas clouds, a symphony of human fears and rescue fantasies. Not just film historians, astronomers, polyglots, we all have every reason to look forward to it. To dreaming, to soaring, floating, earthily. 

In the presence of Johann Lurf.

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