Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Dear Mr. Ishida
Short Documentary Film, AT 2020, Farbe, 9 min., eOmdU
Diagonale 2021

Director, Script, Camera, Editor: Sebastian Bobik
Producers: Sebastian Bobik
Production: Memory Image


Sebastian Bobik has a compelling experience at the cinema. Afterward, when attempting to track down Tamizo Ishida’s Hana Chirinu (1938) online and in the literature, he comes upon a blind spot in film historiography. By means of alternative images—painted, scanned, digitally simulated—he writes a letter to the director. The delivery, however, occurs once again via the screen.