IDFA has added 70 news documentary films to the 2019 lineup, along with a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award for filmmaker Jørgen Leth.
Movements of a Nearby Mountain (Bewegungen eines nahen Bergs) (2019)
NAME OF FILM: MOVEMENTS OF A NEARBY MOUNTAIN (BEWEGUNGEN EINES NAHEN BERGS)
DIRECTOR(S): Sebastian Brameshuber
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: At the foot of the Austrian Alps, a Nigerian mechanic works in a garage, repairing and exporting cars to his homeland. In the distance is Erzberg, a mountain that’s been mined for iron ore since Ancient Rome. Against this backdrop, the mechanic toils away in relative solitude, his routine labor standing in stark contrast to the resources being mined for capitalist gain in his periphery. A result of director Sebastian Brameshuber’s friendship with the film’s real-life subject and framed around a centuries-old legend of the mine’s mysterious creation, Movements of a Nearby Mountain commingles fact and fiction, myth and memory, in a meditation on man’s place in our globalist economy.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the lineup for the sixth Art of the Real featuring a vibrant slate of nonfiction and hybrid films by internationally acclaimed filmmakers and impressive, award-winning debuts from around the world.