25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
THE LAST IMAGE
What’s it like to live with vision loss, knowing that someday soon you’ll never be able to see the faces of those you love again? This film is a survey of the lives of people living with visual impairments who have either already gone completely blind or are slowly losing sight of the world around them, but still do not give up in their pursuit of happiness and a life of positivity. The film’s protagonists share their feelings, fears, and frustrations, but also their most memorable visual sights, their dreams, and their hope of perhaps one day being able to go on living an almost completely normal life. The film’s lyrical storytelling style, melancholically stylised frames, and fragments of personal archives contrast with the harsh realities of the lives of people living with visual impairments.
“It’s mostly moments that I remember. Not even images. A smile is what I can remember... or the sparkle in someone else’s eyes.” from THE LAST IMAGE (00:01:40–00:01:54)
Q&A with Judith Zdesar:
biographyJudith Zdesar (1980) is an Austrian film director and writer. She studied comparative German studies followed by screenwriting and directing under the tutelage of Michael Haneke at the University of Vienna and creative documentary filmmaking in Grenoble. In 2009, she participated in an artist-in-residence program in Greenland.
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|cast:||Jürgen Schwingshandl , Angela Dangl, Peter Weiser|