At a time when immigration seems to be one of the central issues for understanding the dilemmas of a global society, a proliferation of narratives explore the subject in contemporary cinema. Few, however, have the courage to wager on such a fair mixture between a frontal and direct record and the ability to incorporate imagery and poetry without trivializing a tough and multifaceted subject. With his aesthetic and narrative choices, Georg Tiller reminds us that, first and foremost, immigration is a human dilemma, and as such presents the individual dimension at the foundation of what becomes a social issue.
When and Where
18:30 Cineplex (Sala 4)
15:30 Itaú (Sala 1)
Georg Tiller, was born 1982 in Vienna, Austria. After unfinished philosophy and theater studies, he studied film studies first with Harun Farocki at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, then film directing and cinematography with Michael Haneke and Christian Berger at the Film Academy Vienna and later film directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). Since early on he has been working as a freelance artist and filmmaker later also as a producer of his own and his friends work, initially with the artist collective Naivsuper. His films have been shown at numerous film festivals around the world including the Berlinale and the International Film Festival Rotterdam and he has exhibited his work at the Bienal de São Paulo, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Luleå Vinter Bienal among many other places.