Now converted into a museum, a former concentration camp – a death machine that is still formally perfect today – welcomes careless, unaware tourists who visit the whereabouts in a trance-like condition. Framed into a series of half-empty tableaus, they are observed from a distance. A film of ghosts, a grotesque caricature of contemporary Europe, an essay on the meaning and use of memory in our times as well as on the poor awareness on the part of the Europeans regarding their past and on their low capacity of using the past to tackle the present.

FILM

Title: AUSTERLITZ
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94′, Germany, 2016
Directed by: Sergei Loznitsa
Festival Section: The Illusion of the Present – Homage to Sergei Loznitsa

FILM PROJECTION

Date: 07/11/2019
Venue: Spazio Alfieri
Time: 21:15

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Sergei Loznitsa