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THE IMPOSSIBLE PICTURE

by Sandra Wollner

synopsis

"Our memory is so unreliable - sometimes what we see might as well be the future." -Johanna F. What we see is the everyday life of a Viennese family in the 1950's, documented by 13-year-old Johanna, a childhood captured on 8mm film (or: a childhood as it might have been). Fragments of family history and family secrets; an apartment regularly visited by women, more than men, centered around grandmother Maria who holds weekly cooking clubs in her kitchen. But somehow, the women never actually seem to do any cooking - - - "Papa always said you have to be quick if you want to see anything. Because everything vanishes so quickly. But I don't think that's true. I think you just have to keep looking". And Johanna keeps looking. Until the camera's gaze suddenly turns on herself.

international title: The Impossible Picture
original title: Das unmögliche Bild
country: Austria, Germany
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Sandra Wollner
film run: 71'
release date: DE 5/11/2016
screenplay: Sandra Wollner
cast: Jana McKinnon
cinematography by: Timm Kröger
music: Joscha Eickel
producer: Andi Grassl, Anja Schmidt
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