how we live - messages to the family

Direction
Year
2017
Country
  • Austria
Duration
107min
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‘Imagine we are sitting at home, the screen is set up, the projector ready, and we start watching home movies together,’ suggests the calm voice of the filmmaker Gustav Deutsch at the beginning of how we live. The film assumes this same calm as it undertakes its journey via amateur film recordings gathered from archives in Austria, Italy, Holland and England, ‘traveling’ from Boston to Italy, from the USA to Austria's Burgenland, from Maryland to Greece, between Vienna, Sydney and Switzerland. The film employs a broad media-archaeology: home movies, video, mobile phone images, and skype. The family recordings that structure the film are like moving postcards, telling of various lives and paths in the 20th century. how we live also illustrates how the medium of film can be a tool of everyday life that functions at bridging the distances representation.

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Details

  • Original title
    so leben wir - botschaften an die familie
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Gustav Deutsch
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Gustav Deutsch, Mostafa Tabbou
  • Editing
    Gustav Deutsch
  • Music
    Christian Fennesz
  • Sound
    Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
  • Duration
    107 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Mar del Plata IFF 2017
    • Milano - Filmmakers Festival 2017
    • Montréal - Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2017
    • IndieCork Film Festival 2018
    • Graz - Diagonale 2018
    • Jeonju - International Film Festival 2018
    • Jihlava IDFF 2018
    • Indielisboa 2018
    • Ann Arbor Film Festival 2019
    • Thessaloniki IDFF 2019

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