An experimental documentary. FR/BE/AT/GER 2019
24mins | colour | 16mm
Premiere: FID Marseille, July 2019
Artist: Tamar Kasparian
Katharina Kastner's experimental short film about a museum of contemporary art in Brussels, VILLA EMPAIN, builds upon concepts of psychogeography and draws a mental map of a space as it goes through time. Shot on s16mm, her observational portrait interacts with 8mm footage from the 1950’s Empain family archive, unearthing a subconscious of the space, as the echoes of the past reverberate in the present and infect our perception and experience of the museum.
Festival invitations & Screenings
FID Marseille, IFFR Rotterdam, VIENNALE, TRUE/FALSE, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Karlovy Vary IFF, Camden IFF, Underdox Munich, Diagonale, Brussels Art Film Festival, Go Shorts Nijmegen, New York Cinematography Awards, French Riviera Film Festival L.A., Lund International Architecture Film Festival, ADAFF Palm Springs, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, 25 Arts Seconde Paris, Ground Art Fest Armenia, Austrian Cultural Forum Bukarest, etc.
New York Cinematography Awards 2020 - Best International short doc
Director: Katharina Kastner
Producer: Nicola S. Sangs I The Moon Embassy
DOP: Ivo Nelis
Sound Design: Hélène Clerc-Denizot
Editor: Olivia Degrez
Colour Grading: Daniel Hollerweger