Previously at the ICA - Films
19 Dec 2017
This UK premiere is followed by a Q&A with director Sandra Wollner
"Our memory is so unreliable - sometimes what we see might as well be the future." - Johanna F.
The Impossible Picture portrays the everyday life of a Viennese family in the 1950s, documented by 13-year-old Johanna: a childhood captured on 8mm film (or perhaps, a childhood as it might have been).
Fragments of family history and family secrets: an apartment regularly visited by women, more than men, revolving around grandmother Maria who holds weekly cooking clubs in her kitchen. But somehow, the women never actually seem to do any cooking...
"Papa always said you have to be quick if you want to see anything. Because everything vanishes so quickly. But I don't think that's true. I think you just have to keep looking". And Johanna keeps looking. Until the camera's gaze suddenly turns on herself.
The Impossible Picture, dir. Sandra Wollner, Austria/Germany 2016, 70 mins
Please note that a three minute short film will be screened before the first main feature every evening. Part of a rotating selection that changes weekly, the films shown are currently on tour to various arts venues across the country as part of Playback
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This screening is organised in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum, German Screen Studies Network and King's College London