A man wanders the streets of Vienna, guided by the memory of a friend who has recently passed away. The vestiges of a once sumptuous empire become the setting for a cinematic elegy and a dark celebration of life.
In 2017, Gaston Solnicki from Buenos Aires received the news of Hans Hurch’s death who was leading the Vienna IFF for the past 20 years. Hans’ death was a shock to Gaston since they remained close friends after his debut film Suden (2008). So Gaston decides to make a film about Hans’ space, memories with him. There was no script and the production was made on a very small scale. Though the mood of mourning and contemplation lies, this film is neither a portrayal of one’s lifetime nor a conventional cinematic tribute. Instead, the film explores the relationship between characters and the urban identity. Hans Hurch, who was a stubborn and classic cinephile always wearing the same clothes, drank the same coffee at the same cafe and exchanged letters instead of emails. He represented the type of human being that are hard to find nowadays. Gaston visits multiple places where Hans had been and covers up the human research of Hans with the gloomy scenary of Vienna. [JANG Byungwon]
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