Scene from the film This Movie Is a Gift
Scene from the film This Movie Is a Gift
Scene from the film This Movie Is a Gift
Scene from the film This Movie Is a Gift
Scene from the film This Movie Is a Gift
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This Movie Is a Gift

  • Austria
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IN MEMORIAM OSKAR SALOMONOWITZ (20.07.2008 – 27.10.2020)

Daniel Spoerri arranges things into one of his assemblages as if he were contributing something to the order of life. Oskar Salomonowitz, the filmmaker´s son, vividly brings the artist´s thoughts closer to us, as if they were his own. The spoons of the late father of Anja Salomonowitz are added to the cycle of life. People die, things remain. By also updating Daniel Spoerri´s past through the child, the film courageously undertakes a new documentary path of cinematic, biographical representation. Spoerri´s father, Isaac Feinstein, was murdered in the Holocaust and Spoerri´s life was shaped by this disappearance. In his work, he says, the things found at the flea market, which he collects and nails to the wall as compositions, no longer disappear. He has captured life for a moment.


  • Original title
    Dieser Film ist ein Geschenk
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Anja Salomonowitz
  • Cast
    Daniel Spoerri
  • DOP
    Martin Putz
  • Editing
    Petra Zöpnek, Eleonora Camizzi
  • Music
    Bernhard Fleischmann
  • Sound
    Veronika Hlawatsch
  • Duration
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Neapel – Artecinema Napoli
    • Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival
    • Jihlava - International Documentary Festival is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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