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This Movie Is a Gift

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Year
2019
Country
  • Austria
Runtime
72min
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Daniel Spoerri arranges things into one of his assemblages as if he were contributing something to the order of life. Oskar Salomonowitz, the filmmaker´s son, vividly brings the artist´s thoughts closer to us, as if they were his own. The spoons of the late father of Anja Salomonowitz are added to the cycle of life. People die, things remain. By also updating Daniel Spoerri´s past through the child, the film courageously undertakes a new documentary path of cinematic, biographical representation. Spoerri´s father, Isaac Feinstein, was murdered in the Holocaust and Spoerri´s life was shaped by this disappearance. In his work, he says, the things found at the flea market, which he collects and nails to the wall as compositions, no longer disappear. He has captured life for a moment.

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Details

  • Original Title
    Dieser Film ist ein Geschenk
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Anja Salomonowitz
  • Cast
    Daniel Spoerri
  • Cinematography
    Martin Putz
  • Editing
    Petra Zöpnek, Eleonora Camizzi
  • Music
    Bernhard Fleischmann
  • Sound
    Veronika Hlawatsch
  • Runtime
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Neapel – Artecinema Napoli
    • Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival
    • MFDF Ji.hlava

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