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LOCARNO 2022 Competition

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Locarno competition title Matter Out of Place


- Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s new feature is about human-made refuse, which surrounds us everywhere, all the time

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Locarno competition title Matter Out of Place

Waste on the shores, waste on the mountains. On ocean floors and deep down in the earth. A film about rubbish, which has spread across the world, to the most remote corners of the planet. This is the territory explored by Nikolaus Geyrhalter in his new film, titled Matter Out of Place [+see also:
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. It follows the traces of our rubbish across the planet and sheds light on the endless struggle of people to gain control over the vast quantities of waste that we produce every single day. Collecting, shredding, burning, burying — a Sisyphean task, which ostensibly solves the global problem of rubbish that is stealthily growing. The feature is set to world-premiere in the main competition of this year’s Locarno Film Festival (3-13 August).

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Matter Out of Place was produced by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer and Markus Glaser for Austria’s NGF Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion. Vienna-based outfit Autlook Filmsales is in charge of its world sales.

Check out our exclusive trailer below:

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