Dir. Sangam Sharma / Austria / 2020 / 55’ / Polish premiere
Director: Sangam Sharma
Screenplay: Sangam Sharma
Cinematography: Sangam Sharma
Editing: Sangam Sharma
Sound: Richard Hunt
Music: Rutger Zuydervelt aka Machinefrabriek
Producers: Sangam Sharma
Production: Sangam Sharma
World sales: Sangam Sharma
An essay film rooted in experimental cinema and queer storytelling. A female narrator (fellow artist Kathi Hofer) provides the voice over for this film, making it a reflection on the director’s life and her journey through Europe (which started off in the summer of 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic). Associative spaces unfold. A train of thoughts. The boundaries between factual and memories become a blur. How much of her personal story can be read more globally?
Visual portraits of Europe's faraway places, away from typical tourist hot spots provide the mise en scene for this film. Landscapes in transition, pictures of movement, visually resembling the long journeys she has undertaken using trains, ferries and public transport. The underlying sound compositions made by the Dutch musician Machinfabriek evoke feelings of isolation and alienation, but are still somewhat placeable and warm.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Transition Film Festival, International Queer and Migrant Film Festival, TLVFest
Born in 1978 in Vienna, Austria. Independent artist and experimental filmmaker. She combines fine art, film/video and sound art. Her pieces look into herstory and explore the notion of space and sound.