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Past Futures

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Past Futures

Synopsis

Past Futures is a political and poetic reflection on the nature and effects of revolutions. An exemplary starting point for this essaystic film is the March Revolution of 1848 in Vienna. What remains of a revolution? When is it considered to have failed and when and how are its achievements manifested? — The film combines historical struggles with today’s forms of resistance and reflects on how the practice of collective memory inscribes itself in the present of a city and the actions of its residents. In view of current political developments, the film asks following Walter Benjamin: Do we have to protect the achievements of the past from the present?

Length: 98 min
Format: Super 16mm
Ratio: 1:1.66
Language: German

Country / Year

Austria / 2021

Production

Johannes Gierlinger & Subobscura Films AT

Cast

Lara Sienczak

Crew

Writer, director, cinematographer & editor 
Johannes Gierlinger

Narration
Martin Hemmer & Lara Sienczak 

Producers
Johannes Gierlinger
Maéva Ranaïvojaona
Georg Tiller

Sound
Karl Wratschko & Jan Zischka

Additional Sound
Aleksandra Kolodziejczyk, Viktoria Bayer, Kumjana Novakova & Eva Sommer

Sound Design
Peter Kutin & Florian Kindlinger

Modular Synth Sounds
Frank Rottmann

Colors
Collectiv Cafka

Supported by

Stadt Wien MA 7
Land Salzburg
Cine Art Styria
Otto Mauer Fond

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