Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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False Memories
Short Documentary Film, AT 2018, Farbe, 23 min., eOmdU
Diagonale 2019

Director: Michael Simku, Ulrich A. Reiterer, Marlene Maier
Script: Michael Simku, Marlene Maier
Camera: Ulrich A. Reiterer
Editor: Michael Simku, Ulrich A. Reiterer
Music: Konrad Politanski
Sounddesign: Konrad Politanski
Producers: Ulrich A. Reiterer
Production: Keine


A new, gigantic film city is located in China’s Qingdao. A forge for fictional stories meant to capture the worldwide film market. But how free is the invention of stories that have to follow political interests and big-data strategies? False Memories debates the effectiveness of storytelling. The construction of our memories.