RIFF Movies Archive

2012



Austria, 2013, - Black and White - 2:20

STORY DESCRIPTION:

In the film 2012, fear and desire are constantly oscillating. The camera takes us to the boundary of a closed property. Initially the eye is reluctant to approach even further but curiosity is takes over and forces us to enter the house. Although a warning knock is heard, we devote ourselves to the unknown. We see the body of a restless sleeping man and transcend into his imagination. The immersion into this scenario can be seen as an escape from our bodies. Is it a dream? A time travel? Or is it the longing for the long anticipated apocalypse? Weightless, the viewer moves between reality, illusion and film. The story is about the burden of existence and of the Apocalypse which may have taken place already, without that we have taken note of it. After the dreaming protagonist wakes up, we once again have the perspective of the camera lens and leave the scene, the place of imagination, the place of cinema. Maybe we escaped the Apocalypse?
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Johannes Gierlinger grew up on the countryside in Austria. He finished University - Digital Media and TV in Salzburg and Istanbul and currently studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He has received several scholarship grants, amongst others the annual grant for film from the Federal State Government Salzburg. His work has been shown at various national and international Filmfestivals as well as exhibited internationally. He works primarily in the field of Essay-, Documentary-, Experimentalfilm as well as photography. Lives an

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