MONTE NEROAustria 2014
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor: Karl Wratschko
Cinematographer, Editor: Johannes Gierlinger
Sound Design, Sound: Peter Kutin
Runtime: 6 minutes 6 seconds
Original Format: 16mm, HD, b&w and color
Screening Format: 35mm and DCP
With the support of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna - MA7, and the Regional Government of Styria
Premiere: Changing Perspectives Film Festival, Istanbul
Award: Best Short Film at the Mexico International Film Festival
The experimental film MONTE NERO
is an aesthetic reflection in cinematic form dealing with the thematic
complex of war and memory. Based on diary recordings from the First
World War, MONTE NERO displays technical, aesthetic and media-historical developments in the medium of film over the last hundred years.
Together, these cinematic elements achieve a considerable degree of temporal, spatial and narrative compression. MONTE NERO vividly conveys the thoughts, sufferings and hopes of an ordinary soldier during a war mission to contemporary recipients. From a media-historical point of view, MONTE NERO postulates the thesis that the recording is the decisive factor of a cinematic documentary, regardless of the flaws of whichever medium it is created in.