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Robolove reflects on the strategies of men and women involved in the creation of humanoid, android robots. While the differences between humans and androids is gradually washing away, the tension between technology and social responsibility is growing as much as utopian visions are further expanding. From this mosaic, a tense ambivalence emerges that questions these futuristic technologies.
|Language spoken:||Japanese, English, Spanish, Korean, German, Chinese|
|Producers:||Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Markus Glaser, Nikolaus Geyrhalter|
November 1, 2019Leipzig (International Competition)
|Awards (selection):||Gedanken-Aufschluss Award of the juvenile prisoners of JSA Regis-Breitingen (Leipzig)|
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THE ROYAL TRAIN and ROBOLOVE at DOK Leipzig
Not only are they contenders in the Leipzig International Competition: THE ROYAL TRAIN by Johannes Holzhausen and ROBOLOVE by Maria Arlamovsky are two movements into opposite directions, taking us either into the past or towards the future, both of them raising fundamental questions over reality. Also premiering at DOK Leipzig is THE FEVER by Katharina Weingartner.
«We’re not nearly as exciting and individual as we like to think.»
The fear that our working world and love life could soon be overrun by humanoid machines is matched only by our fascination with the people attempting to program their artificial replicas and overcome the limitations of physical existence. Maria Arlamovsky has once again embarked upon a voyage towards our future. In ROBOLOVE she examines the ambitions and limitations in research and development – and poses the question of why all the prototypes are female, pretty and friendly.
DOK Leipzig awards to ROBOLOVE and SAFETY 123
DOK Leipzig honors thought-provoking visions from Austrian filmmakers: ROBOLOVE by Maria Arlamovsky receives the Gedanken Aufschluss Prize, awarded by a jury of young prisoners of the Juvenile Penitentiary Regis-Breitlingen. The Austrian-Italian co-production SAFETY 123 by Julia Gutweniger and Florian Kofler wins the Golden Dove in the Next Masters Competition.
Filmuforia: «ROBOLOVE is a frightening documentary»
«ROBOLOVE, with its stunning images by Sebastian Arlamovsky, is a frightening documentary: do we really want our future in the hands of these technocratic scientists, who at best will replicate the contradictions of human life today?» Read more of Meredith Taylor's ROBOLOVE review on Filmuforia