Slow Dox


Daniel Zimmermann
Screening time  
25.02. / Monday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 2  
27.02. / Wednesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 5  
By means of thirteen 360-degree shots, filmmaker Daniel Zimmermann clears a paradoxical pathway into the logic of globalised trade routes.

In the forest of the Catholic Monastery of Admont in Austria a fir tree is felled and processed into planks of wood. By train, truck, boat and finally by hand, the stack is transported to a mysterious destination right in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. The wooden planks’ trajectory corresponds to one of the central trade routes of raw materials, however in the opposite direction. The film is a meditative and subtle comment on the absurdity of the economic rationale that underlies our globalised world. Each sequence of shots corresponds to a stage in the process.


Daniel Zimmermann

Daniel Zimmermann is a visual artist, dramaturge and film director. Originally trained as wood sculptor, he works on film, installation and performance art. His works are based on a fictional actionism located between visual and performance art. His films received numerous awards and grants and have been shown at renowned international film festivals, such as Berlinale, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Sundance Film Festival.

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Switzerland, Austria
2018, 100'

Directed by:
Daniel Zimmermann

Screenplay by:
Daniel Zimmermann

Gerald Kerkletz

Edited by:
Bernhard Braunstein

Karoline Heflin

Aline Schmid

Produced by:
Beauvoir Films

Festivals & Awards:

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018; Festival dei Popoli 2018; Leeds International Film Festival 2018; Venice Film Festival 2018; Hamptons International Film Festival 2018; Adelaide Film Festival 2018; Zürich Film Festival 2018; Camden International Film Festival 2018