Director Kurt Kren / 1996 / Austria

Thousandyearsofcinema, a trailer commissioned to celebrate one hundred years of cinema is a concise and critical film poem. We observe observers observing with one eye clenched the other pressed against a bigger one-two lenses in one orbit "I have seen these eyes before" from Peter Lorre's The Lost is heard throughout. A rhythmical succession of tourists embracing cameras unique m their angled perception one eyed finite and recurring as history is. Sirens are heard as the camera dance culminates with a vision of St Stephen s Cathedral in Vienna. (MS)

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