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OVERNIGHT FLIES

Georg Tiller | Sweden, Austria 2016 | 97 Min. | OV

Saturday, 05.05.2018, 10 pm tickets
De France | Saal 1

Q&A with Georg Tiller

This film is nominated for the Austrian Documentary Award (ADA).


Eddie, a 65-year-old man from Sudan, seems to have been living for countless days on a remote stone-covered Swedish island. Surrounded by screaming birds and carrying a silent past, Eddie wanders around in nature, recollecting moments with a broken video camera. Accompanied by Jan, a ghostly hermit living deep in the forest, Eddie penetrates an otherwise hostile environment that is oblivious to his isolation. Despite his circumstances, Eddie looks for the miraculous in the overlooked present time.

Biography

After unfinished philosophy and theater studies, Georg Tiller studied film and television with Harun Farocki at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, film directing and cinematography with Michael Haneke and Christian Berger at the Film Academy Vienna and film directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). Tiller has produced and directed several feature films, documentaries and experimental films. He worked as a Senior Partner at the production company Mengamuk Films in Germany  and is currently Managing Director of Subobscura Films in Austria. His films have been shown among the most important film festivals in the world including the Berlinale, the IFF Rotterdam and the Viennale Film Festival and he has exhibited his work at the Bienal de Såo Paulo, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Luleå Vinter Bienal among many other places.

Awards

  • Award for Best Feature Film - Cameroon Int. Film Festival
  • Award for Best Director - Cameroon Int. Film Festival

Screenings

  • Cork Film Festival
  • Cameroon International Film Festival
  • Olhar de cinema, Curitiba, Brazil
  • ​this human world film festival, Vienna
  • Festival international du film panafricain de Cannes
  • Eko International Film Festival, Nigeria

 

 

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