Austerlitz (2014) directed by Stan Neumann starring Denis Lavant
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Venue: A Tale of A Tub, Space for contemporary art and culture
Justus van Effenstraat 44, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
As a complement to the exhibition Zijn naam was Austerlitz/Austerlitz was his name, Tlön Projects and A Tale of A Tub organise the screening of the film Austerlitz (2014) by Stann Neumann.
Stan Neumann’s Austerlitz is a thoughtful homage to W.G. Sebald’s masterpiece that, in Sebaldian fashion, blurs the lines between documentary and fiction. Rather than a film based on a book, it is a film about the book, where the themes of memory’s reliability, loss, history, and present are explored through associative narrative techniques, as photography, archive, and metafictions, with the presence of both. Austerlitz is played by French actor Denis Lavant, while Neumann acts as the book’s narrator in a voice-over, to which he also adds his own observations.
Spoken languages: French, Czech, English
Guest curator Sam Steverlynck will give an introduction to the film, its connection with Sebald and the works in the exhibition. Chris Bestebreurtje, co-founder of Tlӧn Projects, will talk about its mission and their imaginary collection.