ABENDLAND (2011) - Unseen Forces

  • dir. NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER
  • year. 2011
  • country. AUSTRIA
  • run-time. 1h 28min
  • rating. 18

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)

Doors 19:00 - Film 19:30


A film poem about a continent at night, a culture on which the sun’s going down, though it’s hyper alert at the same time, an “Abendland” that, often somewhat self-obsessively, sees itself as the crown of human civilization, while its service economy is undergoing rapid growth in a thoroughly pragmatic way. Nikolaus Geyrhalter takes a look at a paradise with a quite diverse understanding of protection.

Night work juxtaposed with oblivious evening digression, birth and death, questions that await answers in the semi-darkness, a Babel of languages, the routine of the daily news, and political negotiation: All this has been captured in images with a wealth of details that make us look at things in a new way.

The first part of our Unseen Forces double bill is DAS TESTAMENT DES DR. MABUSE by Fritz Lang, screening on Saturday January 21st (Tickets sold separately).

I want people to finally see these things that they know happen in the background, and which are normally blocked from your view intentionally.
— Nikolaus Geyrhalter