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Movements of a Nearby Mountain

Sebastian Brameshuber
Screening time  
07.10. / Wednesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Ticket

Beyond the race for technological innovation, cartel-like collusion in the auto parts industry and the perilous interplay of marketing and emission levels, there is a fragment of the automobile industry that is not yet so alienated, situated at the base of the Erzberg mine in Styria (central-western Austria). There, Cliff, a Nigerian immigrant, buys old cars, disassembles them for parts, in a dilapidated warehouse next to the federal highway, before reconditioning them for his former homeland. Carefully distanced and focused, film details Cliff's work and its effects on bodies and objects. More than merely documenting his skills, the film weaves together the visible and the invisible: the myths and histories pervading the material world, with the promises and mechanisms of the market on two distant continents, as well as life between these two worlds.


Sebastian Brameshuber

Sebastian Brameshuber studied scenography at the Vienna University of Applied Arts, and film at the French audiovisual research center Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains. Since 2004, his work has been regularly present and occasionally awarded at film and media art festivals such as the Berlinale, Viennale, Cinéma du Réel, FID Marseille, BAFICI, Karlovy Vary FF, Sarajevo FF, EMAF Osnabrueck, Impakt Utrecht, Media Art Friesland, among others. Following Muezzin in 2009 and Und in der Mitte, da sind wir in 2014, Movements of a Nearby Mountain (2019) is Brameshuber’s third feature-length film.

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Bewegungen eines nahen Bergs

France, Austria
2019, 85'

Directed by:
Sebastian Brameshuber

Screenplay by:
Sebastian Brameshuber

Klemens Hufnagl, Jenny Lou Ziege

Edited by:
Sebastian Brameshuber, Dane Komljen

Ralph Wieser, David Bohun, Sebastian Brameshuber

Produced by:
Mischief Films, Panama Film, Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains

Festivals & Awards:

Cinéma du Réel 2019 – Grand Prix; Filmfest Hamburg 2019 – Friedrich Ebert Foundation Award; Viennale 2019 – Vienna Film Award – Special  Mention; Open City Documentary Festival 2019 – Open City Award; Filmweek Duisburg 2019 – 3Sat Dokumentarfilmpreis; Diagonale 2019 – Best Cinematography Feature Film; Crossing Europe Film Festival 2019 – Crossing Europe Award for Local Artist; IDFA 2019; Dokufest 2019; Reykjavík International Film Festival 2019; Nürnberg Human Rights International Film Festival 2019; DocLisboa 2019; São Paulo International Film Festival 2019; Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2019; Festival Interférences 2019; Cámara Lúcida 2019; Festival Internacional de Cine de Lanzarote 2019; FIDBA 2020; Dokka 2020; Europe on Screen 2020;


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