This kind of observational slice of life doco is always a delight, and it was so nice to be part of this community for 84 minutes, drinking in their lifestyle and viewpoints. I adored the poet who has over 500 pieces of jewelry but only wears 10 of them! Some incredibly insightful views on a right-wing politician who is "not more dangerous than the people who voted for him." What a terrifyingly accurate concept.
I enjoyed spending eighty minutes with this set of humans - first getting to know them, then getting comfortable with their surroundings and the neighborhood itself, and finally, appreciating their sense of community as they describe their acts of resistance.
A really good documentary. Set in Vienna, Beckermann shows inhabitants of a small street and the viewer learns during all conversations how they live, what changed during the days and years and then especially how new election results may impact their lives. A wonderful portrait with many very interesting characters, shortly after the new millennium kicked off.
W/exceptions, the past a leading but unseen character, demanding fidelity, primacy. Its effect shown in daily routine: acts of both resignation & defense. A man drew ppl to his life-force, creating a vibrant present. They now orbit his absence, nostalgic. A waiter wanted to act; he now rationalizes permanently replaying a passive, subservient role - an absurdity heightened when he's upstaged by a delivery of produce.
Wunderbar. Marc Aurel Strasse, Wien. Sicherlich wird Ich es besuchen. This film is simply a celebration of being human. Against everything -history and politics in particular-, the small and big things of daily life are worth of celebration.
Ideological history no longer serves its purpose, however such films like this frames the 'living proof' and projects the past and the present at the same time. Since the birth of cinematography, the way of thinking have evolved from linear text to the dimensional existence.