Homo Sapiens

Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Homo Sapiens is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being. What will remain of our lives after we’re gone? Empty spaces, ruins, cities increasingly overgrown with vegetation, crumbling asphalt: the areas we currently inhabit, though humanity has disappeared. Now abandoned and decaying, gradually reclaimed by nature after being taken from it so long ago. Homo Sapiens is an ode to humanity as seen from a possible future scenario. It intends to sharpen our eyes for the here and now, and our consciousness of the present.
Technical Data
Running time: 94
Format: Digital
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby Digital
Language spoken: Without dialogue
Production year: 2016
Director(s): Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Writer(s): Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Cinematography: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Editing: Michael Palm
Producers: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Kitzberger, Markus Glaser, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Berlin (Forum)
Awards (selection): Wild Dreamer Award (Zagreb, Subersive Film Festival))
Production company
Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
Hildebrandgasse 26
1180 Vienna
tel:+43 1 403 01 62
International Sales
Autlook Filmsales
Spittelberggasse 3/14
1070 Vienna
tel:+43 670 208 7881

Berlinale FORUM with new films by Ruth Beckermann and Nikolaus Geyrhalter

The Berlinale FORUM line-up includes new and profoundly different films by two Austrian documentary directors: THE DREAMED ONES by Ruth Beckermann and HOMO SAPIENS by Nikolaus Geyrhalter.