AUN - The Beginning and the End of All Things

  • 100'
  • Austria
  • 2011
According to the director, this is not an art film, but rather an artwork in the form of a film. AUN is a visualisation of elements of the philosophy of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Japanese Shinto, rejecting the artificial division between man and nature. The idea is that, owing to the Enlightenment and the banishing of religion, man is no longer able to feel, and can only believe in what can be seen.
However, nature is the origin and creator of all, the film argues, and it would be beneficial to the continuance of the human race to strengthen our relationship with nature and spirituality. The film sees a future in which all life is purely sensual and suggests new rituals and mythologies with which to discover the presumed supernatural powers.
Director
Edgar Honetschläger
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Austria, Japan
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2011
Length
100'
Medium
35mm
Languages
Japanese, Portuguese
Producers
Kudo Yukika, Edgar Honetschläger
Production Companies
Ribo Ltd, Edoko Institute Vienna
Sales
Ribo Ltd
Screenplay
Reinhard Jud, Edgar Honetschläger
Cinematography
Sanbongi Hisaki, Mizuno Hiroyuki
Editor
Hiruta Tomoko, Harimoto Seiji, Harald Aue
Production Design
Etsuko Takeuchi, Ohono Yasuhi
Sound Design
Georg Mittermayr
Music
Christian Fennesz
Cast
Rosanne Mulholland, Komoto Kioiji
Website
http://www.aun-film.com