The meditative timber odyssey consists of thirteen 360-degree shots.
A spruce tree is cut in a tranquil forest in Austria. Here begins the journey for timber from the industrialised Europe to the depths of the Amazonian rain forest in Brasil, more than 9000 kilometres away. The timber travels through industry parks and freight areas to a place where forests still seem untouched.
The film’s thirteen 360-degree shots depict a journey that turns the normal direction of material transport upside down. One rotation of the camera equals one central trade route for global raw materials. The view changes slowly, giving the viewer time and space to observe the details in the settings and the connections between the shots.
The film’s surreal idea of transporting Austrian timber deep into the Amazonian rain forest seems as absurd as the massive mechanised transports of goods that make it possible for people to use millions of items and materials in the globalised world.
Kati Roover (Translation: Marko Pyhähuhta)
The film has no dialogue.
Q&A with Daniel Zimmerman (director) on Sunday 03.02. at 15:15 at Maxim 2
- Director: Daniel Zimmermann
- Country: Austria, Switzerland
- Year: 2018
- Length: 106 min
- Age limit: S
- Format: DCP
- Cinematography: Gerald Kerkletz
- Editing: Bernhard Braunstein
- Audio: Karoline Heflin
- Production: Aline Schmid / Beauvoir Films
- Maxim 2: Wed 30.1. kat 21.00
- Finnkino Itis 5: Thu 31.1. at 21.30
- Maxim 2: Sun 3.2. at 15.15