Austria, 2017, 99 min
A film with no answers but as many questions as there are stars in the universe, Austrian structuralist Johann Lurf has chosen an audacious and ever-expanding subject for his feature film debut: the stars of cinema. Not the movie stars, but the stars in the night's sky, pinpricks of light against the darkness excerpted from films beginning at cinema's dawn and continuing to this present day in a project that is planned to be expanded yearly. These stellar instances, riven from context with sound intact-ambient hums, grand orchestral scores, pedantic explanations, dreamy speculation—are magical fields of darkness sprinkled with possibilities. Lurf's film sends the audience on a journey across the tones of promise and threat that emanate from the cosmos.
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Johann LURF (1982, Austria) was educated at art academies in Vienna and London. He makes short films and installations, and works part-time as a projectionist. His work has been screened and received awards at several international festivals. Lurf's experimental short film Embargo had its world premiere at IFFR 2015. In 2017 he made ★, another experimental film consisting of found-footage material.
Viennale 2017. Sundance 2018. CPH:DOX 2018. IFF Rotterdam 2018. FID Marseille 2018. Karlovy Vary IFF 2018. BAFICI, Buenos Aires 2018. IndieLisboa 2018. SIFF Seattle 2018. Graz – Diagonale 2018.
A-1070 Vienna, Austria