Online catalogue / Sandra Wollner :

The Impossible Picture
Das unmögliche Bild
AT / DE / 2016
70 min.

"Our memory is so unreliable - sometimes what we see
might as well be the future." (Johanna F.)

Vienna in the 1950´s. A childhood captured on 8mm film, documented by 13-year-old Johanna. A childhood as it might have been. We see fragments of family life and family secrets, an apartment regularly visited by women, centered around grandmother Maria Steinwendner who holds weekly cooking clubs in her kitchen. But somehow, the women never actually seem to do any cooking.
"Papa always said you have to be quick if you want to see
anything. Because everything vanishes so quickly", Johanna
says to herself as she films the dead body of a cat on the
pavement. "But I don´t think that´s true. I think you just have to keep looking". And Johanna keeps looking. Until the camera´s gaze suddenly turns on herself. (production note)

A film by:
- Sandra Wollner

- Fiction

original language:
- german

Available Prints:
- DCP - 2k

price: 250,00 EUR


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