The London Open City Festival hands over its Open City Award 2019 to Sebastian Brameshubers 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.
From the patient gaze of the camera to the perfectly paced, rhythmic cadence of the edit, there is a precise intentionality
in each element of the visual and sonic landscape. This elegant economy of form holds space for the imaginative and poetic
dimensions of myth and the tactile materiality of work.