Tradition is the Handing on of Fire, not the Worship of Ashes (1999) [Short]

Austria (MIFF 2000 , Experimental)
Director: Gustave Deutsch

Found footage is elegantly treated and made to appear as a raging fire. The title is taken from a Gustave Mahler quote, our attention is drawn to the decaying photographic image and to a filmmaking tradition being pushed to extinction. Fire is used as motif for cinema under attack.

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