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Bewegungen eines nahen Bergs
Movements of a nearby mountain
In a remote, abandoned industrial site near a centuries-old ore mine in the Austrian Alps, a self-taught mechanic runs a business exporting used cars to his native Nigeria. As he pursues his lonely day-to-day activities with wondrous serenity, past, present and future begin to overlap, and memories of a lost friendship resurface against the backdrop of a mysterious promise of everlasting resources.
|Language spoken:||German, Igbo, English|
|Producers:||Ralph Wieser, David Bohun, Sebastian Brameshuber|
16.03.2019Paris (Cinéma du réel)
|Awards (selection):||Grand Prize (Paris/Cinéma du réel), Best Cinematography (Graz/Diagonale), Local Artist Award (Linz/Crossing Europe)|
«Create a space where the present and the past overlap.»
Cliff’s garage, where he prepares used cars and second-hand parts for sale and export, is a very special place. And the Nigerian metal dealer, who has built up a business in Austria over the years all by himself, is an extremely distinctive character. In his essay MOVEMENTS OF A NEARBY MOUNTAIN Sebastian Brameshuber creates a portrait of a man and a place, observing a determined loner as he goes about his work inside and outside time, thus bringing history and the present to life in the setting of the Erzberg iron ore mining region in Styria.
Grand Prix Cinéma du réel to MOVEMENTS OF A NEARBY MOUNTAIN
Sebastian Brameshuber's new essay is the portrait of a man and a place, observing a determined loner as he goes about his work inside and outside time. The Grand Prix of Cinéma du Réel has been unanimously attributed to MOVEMENTS OF A NEARBY MOUNTAIN, "...Thanks to the elegance of his mise en scène and inventive use of the off-screen dimension...