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

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Brief an Fukuyama
Short Film, AR 2010, Farbe, 12 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2011

Director, Script: Lukas Valenta Rinner
Cast: Sofia Jamardo, Nelson Chelia
Camera: Roman Kasseroller, Andres Hilarion
Editor: Johanna Bock
Location Sound: Martin Shanly, Jairo Florian
Production Design: Sofia Brockenshire
Producers: Lukas Valenta Rinner
Production: Nabis
Co-production: Universidad del Cine


The end of history is here. The all-embracing logic of the capitalist system marks the end of a teleological history. Any type of utopia – whether of real political or artistic nature – seems to be impossible. Yet filmmaker Valenta Rinner contradicts sociologist Fukuyama’s postulate by portraying an anonymous crime without an identifiable motive. Resistance seems to occur even on a meta-level: the camera moves as if free of the constraints of cinematic temporality.

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