27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Ken Rischard
original title: GLIMMEN
country: Luxembourg, Austria
year: 2022
running time: 16 min.


The steel industry once put Luxembourg's economy on its feet. After the industry died out, what remained of it was deserted, colossal buildings and lives scarred by unsafe working conditions. However, for many, these hazardous jobs still represented a daily beacon of hope and financial security. This monumental film stands in the memory of the labor that went on behind four factory walls, documenting in “memento mori” fashion the vanishing world of industrial workers.

“Forgotten spaces filled with memories from past lives: GLIMMER is a sound immerse journey through the once so flourishing steel industry in the heart of Europe. Told through a very personal lens, the film reminisces what the industry meant for humanity.”

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Ken Rischard (b. 1992) is a Luxembourgish filmmaker who focuses primarily on sound design and other work with sound. In his filmography, you'll find TV and film projects, documentaries, and feature-length films. He is also noted for helping create a number of short videos. He often collaborates with Austrian and German productions.

more about film

director: Ken Rischard
producer: Ken Rischard
photography: Simone Hart
editing: Rupert Höller
music: Angel Vassilev
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
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