24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
A multi-genre collage consisting of variations on educational films, interviews with famous people (film theorist David Bordwell, director Christopher Nolan), and free-association poetry, Cinema Futures makes humorous use of a subversive and almost conspiratorial commentary. A meditation on the future of film in a world of digital platforms, this wild cinematic “ride” through a labyrinth of museums and archives to bring life classic cinematic and archival methods and contrast them with today’s ubiquitous virtuality. Does the death of celluloid also mean the death of film? Are we losing our audiovisual memory?
"A few years before a digitally presented film was exclusive. I disliked it. Scratches, dust and the noise of the silver belong to my formative movie experiences. But nostalgia is not an option."
biographyAustrian filmmaker and theorist Michael Palm (1965) studied editing and film and media studies. He has worked as an editor, sound technician, composer, and film critic, and has written numerous studies and articles in the fields of film theory, history, and aesthetics. He has been creating his own documentaries and experimental films since 2001, including Laws of Physics (2009) and Set in Motion (2012). Cinema Futures premiered at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival.
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