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

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Notes on a Tropical Archive
Innovative Cinema Short, IN/AT 2020, Farbe, 27 min., eOF
Diagonale 2021

Director: Valérie Pelet
Script: Konzept & Realisation: Valérie Pelet
Music: Kang Gingin Family
Sounddesign: Jérémie Van Quynh
Additional Credits: Sprecherin: Karine Rougier Technik: Labo d’Images Marseille, LabLabaLaba Jakarta Filmentwicklung: Color by DeJonghe
Producers: Valérie Pelet


Notes on a Tropical Archive deals with Indonesian film history’s first film and its involvement in the post-colonial gaze regime. From an Indonesian fable, and in dialogue between voice-over and images of the landscape, of traditions, and of people, it shapes the attempt to reassembly the history of the country between colonialism and dictatorship, between the finding and silencing of a voice.