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Cosmodrome

Austria, 1995 (MIFF 1996, Experimental)

Director: Fridolin Schönwiese

Cosmodrome has serial composition, connecting its images across broad concepts of flight, light and the simple act of looking upwards. The first principle of this film is its blueness, captured in the incandescent light of a cinema, the early morning light at an aerodrome, and the projected light of repeated and manipulated Universal Pictures logo. The film casts an ambivalence over its melange of materials; found Footage, audio coverage of a space flight, leader, images of a plane taking off, a camera probing the interior of a cinema. It projects a searching, unsettling gaze Into the outside world, awestruck by the heavens (space, cinema, stained-glass) above. (AD)

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