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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, the 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|
|Editing:||Sebastian Brameshuber, Dane Komlijen|
|Producers:||Ralph Wieser, David Bohun, Sebastian Brameshuber|
March 16, 2019Paris (Cinéma du réel)
|Awards (selection):||Political Film Award (Hamburg/Filmfest), Grand Prize (Paris/Cinéma du réel), Best Cinematography (Graz/Diagonale), Local Artist Award (Linz/Crossing Europe), Open City Award (London/Open City Documentary Festival), Political Film Award (Hamburg Filmfest), Special Prize of the Jury of the Vienna Film Prize, 3sat-Dokumentarfilmpreis (Duisburg)|
«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...
Open City Award to MOVEMENTS OF A NEARBY MOUNTAIN
The London Open City Festival hands its Open City Award 2019 to Sebastian Brameshuber’s Cinéma du Réel-winner MOVEMENTS OF A NEARBY MOUNTAIN. About their choice, the jury said that the winning film exemplifies an assured coming together of form and content to craft an intimate portrait of a character whose daily life illuminates a global conversation about labour, movement and capitalism.
Political Award to MOVEMENTS OF A NEARBY MOUNTAIN
“A film that makes you happy”, wrote the jury of the Political Award about their choice to give the prize to Sebastian Brameshuber’s MOVEMENTS OF A NEARBY MOUNTAIN at the Hamburg Filmfest. The award, sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, comes with a cheque for € 5,000.
MOVEMENTS OF A NEARBY MOUNTAIN wins 3sat-Doku-
A mountain in motion ... Only a few days after winning the jury's Special Prize of the Vienna Film Award at the Viennale, MOVEMENTS OF A NEARBY MOUNTAIN by Sebastian Brameshuber receives the 3sat-Dokumentarfilmpreis at the 43rd Duisburger Filmwoche.
IDFA 2019 with EARTH and MOVEMENTS OF A NEARBY MOUNTAIN
As the festival year draws to a close, the IDFA showcases two of the most successful Austrian documentaries of the year: EARTH by Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Masters) and MOVEMENTS OF A NEARBY MOUNTAIN by Sebastian Brameshuber (Best of Fests). The German-Austrian co-productions HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME by Thomas Heise (Masters) and BORN IN EVIN by Maryam Zaree’s (Best of Fests) are also on the Amsterdam program.
Publikation: Bilder, Falten | Sebastian Brameshuber
Die Publikationsreihe der im Herbst 2019 lancierten Film-und Theaterbühne LE STUDIO eröffnet mit einer Ausgabe, die sich dem jungen Oeuvre des Filmemachers Sebastian Brameshuber widmet und seine drei langen Dokumentarfilme und vier kürzeren, experimentellen Arbeiten kartografiert. Unter dem Titel BILDER, FALTEN verfolgt das Buch die Fährten des Künstlers, die in die Türkei, nach Nigeria, oder an seine eigenen Wurzeln ins Salzkammergut, ins Innenleben von Bergen und Automotoren oder auf die Balkone von Minaretten führen.