Festival of Austrian Film
June 8–13, 2021, Graz

Search archives

Search for:

Aimless Walk / Alexander Hammid
Short Documentary Film, AT/CZ 1996, Farbe, 48 min., eOF
Diagonale 2020

Director: Martina Kudláček


Pedestrians, strollers, vagabonds—five cinematic walks lead from Prague (Bezùcelnà prochàzka – Aimless Walk) to New York (Aimless Walk – Alexander Hammid), into the hurried bustle of the Big Apple (Go! Go! Go!), back to Vienna, to a city that doesn’t exist (A Tale of Two Cities), and end in archive recordings of Vienna (cityscapes) that develop a life of their own and contemplate the future perception of the cities in the digital era.

This film would have been part of the program „Prag – New York – Wien“ in the Diagonale’20 historical special Sehnsucht 2020 – City and Desire.

Prag – New York – Wien
Bezúčelná procházka (Aimless Walk – Spaziergang ins Blaue) (R: Alexander Hammid, CZ 1930)
Aimless Walk – Alexander Hammid (R: Martina Kudláček, AT/CZ 1996)
Go! Go! Go! (R: Marie Menken, FR 1962–1964)
A Tale of Two Cities (R: Jem Cohen, AT 2007)
cityscapes (R: Michaela Grill, Martin Siewert, AT 2007)