Georg Wasner
2016 - 40 min - Video Full HD - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - Autriche

English summary
A cinematic essay about the analytical power of utopias as depicted in early documentary films and political pamphlets, centring on excerpts of "Fabrik Poldihütte", a fragment of an early Austrian sponsored film about Karl Wittgenstein’s steel factory (originally titled "Das Stahlwerk der Poldihütte während des Weltkriegs" ["Poldihütte steel works during the Great War"], 1916), the British documentary and propaganda film "The Battle of the Somme" (1916, Geoffrey Malins & John McDowell), the "reactionary modernist" Nazi propaganda film "Metall des Himmels" (1935, Walter Ruttmann), and the text "Europe’s Optical Illusion" (1909) – British pacifist Norman Angell’s pamphlet about the "Great Illusion" that war and military action can help maintain the status of countries in the "economically civilized" world.

Auteur-Réalisateur : Georg Wasner
Auteur : Georg Wasner
Image : Georg Wasner
Son : Georg Wasner
Montage : Georg Wasner
Producteur délégué : Georg Wasner


Distributeur : Sixpackfilm


2017 - International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Rotterdam (Pays-Bas) : Sélection
2017 - Diagonale / Festival de films autrichiens, Graz (Autriche) : Sélection
2016 - Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival, Vienne (Autriche) : Sélection