This film’s ambition is both precise and lofty: an exploration of cinematic history consisting solely of scenes of starry skies. No landscapes, not even trees or roofs. A cloud or a satellite perhaps. No subtitles either. The excerpts retain their original – often kitsch or bombastic – soundtracks and are in chronological order. Initially, the iconography is pretty naive, but later viewers are presented with a galaxy of stylistic approaches and technical solutions. The more recent, the more realistic.

Besides a trip through film history, is also a conceptual work that elicits questions concerning our relationship with time and space. Moreover Lurf forces us to reflect on human aspirations. Yet his own ambitions are also exceptionally high: he wants to make an unending director’s cut, providing a new, longer version each year.

Filmmaker
Johann Lurf
Country
Austria
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
90’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Johann Lurf
Sales
sixpackfilm
Writer
Johann Lurf
Editor
Johann Lurf
Website
http://www.johannlurf.net