The Fortune You Seek Is In Another Cookie

  • Austria
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The Fortune You Seek Is In Another Cookie a dizzying journey around the world in search for happiness as a poetic and political practice. The imaginary scene of a carousel and an intangible picture send the filmmaker on his journey. He finds himself at the protests in and around Gezi Park, Istanbul, in front of the gates of the Cinecitta in Rome and the streets of Santiago de Chile. Whether in the Atacama desert or a trailer park in California, he attempts to find a description of the universal longing. The collision of image, text and sound finds its counterpart in the seemingly contrary locations and scenes. The Devil’s Dance meets the indulgence of astronomical precision and death at the foot of an ocean. The film is stargazing and a quest for meaning. It is a montage of a multi-year excursion that describes the subjective view of the world according to the filmmaker.


  • Original Title
    The Fortune You Seek Is In Another Cookie
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Johannes Gierlinger
  • Cinematography
    Johannes Gierlinger, Jan Zischka
  • Editing
    Johannes Gierlinger
  • Music
    Peter Kutin & Dirac
  • Sound
    Peter Kutin
  • Runtime
    81 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • CPH:DOX Copenhagen - Dox:Award Competition - World Premiere 2014, Denmark
    • East Silver Market - Jihlava 2014 , Czech Republic
    • Docutiff Tirana - 2015, Albania
    • Transcinema Festival Internacional de No-ficción Lima - 2015, Peru
    • Brasília International Film Festival - 2015, Brazil
    • Documentarist Istanbul Film Festival 2015, Turkey
    • FFD - Festival Film Dokumenter Yogyakarta 2015, Indonesia
    • FICIFF Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de La Plata 2015, Argentina
    • Indonesia Media Arts Festival - Jakarta 2015, Indonesia
    • 28th Festival Der Neue Heimatfilm 2015, Austria
    • IBAFF Festival Internacional de Cine de Murcia - 2016, Spain
    • Wuff - Filmfestival Wellington - 2016, New Zealand
    • Marfic - Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Mar del Plata, 2016, Argentina
  • Awards
    • Docutiff Tirana - Award for Best Feature 2015, Albania is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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