Paul-Julien Robert (b. 1979, Paris) grew up in Austria and Switzerland. He studied at the University of the Arts in Berlin and took a master’s degree from Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts in 2003. A year before graduating he shot the short documentary Good Morning, Sir about St. John’s school in Gauribidanur, India. In 2004 he had a solo exhibition in Vienna: Time After (Zeit danach). A year later he shot the short film Experienced (Erlebt) and presented his photographs in an exhibition entitled MI AMOR – Men in Columbia (MI AMOR – Männer in Kolumbien). In 2008-09 he put on two photographic shows at OFFSET studio: Stray-Soccer and Looking for Perspectives. KVIFF
Good Morning, Sir (2002)
Der Affe beißt, der Mensch erzieht (2006)
Moje žádná rodina (2012)
Meine keine Familie (Orig.) / 2012 / Austria / 95 min
In 1972 controversial Austrian artist Otto Muehl (b. 1925) founded a commune in the town of Friedrichshof whose members espoused common property ownership, free love, and liberation from family ties. One of the main goals of this radical social experiment was the communal raising of children, who were taught to develop their creativity and reject paternal authority...