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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|
|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)|
«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.