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What I remember

Antoinette Zwirchmayr

With What I remember, young Vienna-based filmmaker Antoinette Zwirchmayr revisits her family’s history and her own memories to create a 35 mm visual and aural jigsaw in three mysterious sensorial chapters. Two figures emerge from the film: her father – a bank robber in his youth, who made a new life in mining in Brazil – and her grandfather – one of Salzburg’s most notorious pimps. In this non- linear narration where times and places collide, the voiceover skips between the various characters’ inner monologues. Images and memories are duplicated and diffracted through mirror effects, as we discover the story of this unusual family. The narration proceeds by fragments, guided by intuition and by the pleasure of losing one’s way and establishing secret connections between things. By weaving correspondences, Antoinette Zwirchmayr creates a visual language of her own, whose key element (plants, minerals, bodies, textiles) are combined according to the workings of a secret and intimate code. Similar to the geological objects that appear throughout the film and present one rough side and another carefully polished side, this film can be watched again and again, provoking different emotions with every viewing. (CG)

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Technical sheet

Austria / 2017 / Colour / 16 mm / 64’
Original version : english.
Script : Antoinette Zwirchmayr.
Photography : Antoinette Zwirchmayr, Leena Koppe, Rosa John.
Editing : Antoinette Zwirchmayr.
Sound : Matthias Peyker. text: Angelika Reitzer

Production : Klara Pollak, Carmen Weingartshofer.
Distribution : Light Cone Paris.

Filmography : Venus Delta, 2016 – House and Universe, 2014