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In_Platons_Höhle

In Platons Höhle? / 16mm / Stereo / 2018 / 2:47 min

A group of people demonstrated.
They are now 4 years older.
A young woman is recording sounds.
She heard someone in the recording saying:
Sometimes we have to listen very carefully!
A picture with 3 possible answers. A.B.C.
Someone says: All cats are beautiful ...
and all cats are watching carefully!


In Platons Höhle? ist ein Essay über Protest und den Stimmen darin. „Sometimes we have to listen very carefully“, hört eine Frau auf ihren Audioaufzeichnungen nachklingen, während sie versucht Klänge von einem anderen politischen Ereignis aufzunehmen. Eine Voice Over Stimme schlägt drei mögliche Antworten auf ein Bild vor. Drei Antworten, die Raum für Interpretation, aber auch Projektion bieten. Sind wir noch in Platos höhle?

In Plato's cave? is an essay on protest and the voices in it. “Sometimes we have to listen very carefully,” a woman hears lingering on her audio recordings as she tries to record sounds from another political event. A voice over narrator suggests three possible answers to a picture. Three answers that leave room for interpretation, but also projection. Are we still in Plato's cave?

∣ Festivals ∣
Stadtkino Vienna - Widerstandskino 2018, Austria Cinema Next Salzburg 2018, Austria
Vienna Shorts Festival 2019, Austria
Motovun Film Festival 2019, Croatia
Forum Alpbach - Vienna Shorts ‘Courage!’ Program 2019, Austria
OFF Odense International Film Festival 2019, Denmark
Strangloscope - Mostra Internacional de Áudio Vídeo Filme Performance, 2019, Brasil
Filmmaker Festival Inter. di Cinema Milano - Fuori Formato Section (Online) 2020, Italy

∣ Credits ∣
A film by Johannes Gierlinger
Narrotion by Paula Tschira
Soundmix by Moritz Nahold
Modular Synth Sounds by Frank Rottmann
with Eva Sommer & Martin Hemmer