Homo Sapiens

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    Homo Sapiens

    Directed by

    Austria

    2016

    94 min

    • No dialogue

    Documentary

    The images could be taken from a science fiction film set on planet Earth after it’s become uninhabitable.Abandoned buildings – housing estates, shops, cinemas, hospitals, offices, schools, a library, amusement parks and prisons. Places and areas being reclaimed by nature. All these locations carry the traces of erstwhile human existence and bear witness to a civilisation that brought forth architecture, art, the entertainment industry, technologies, ideologies, wars and environmental disasters.

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    Credits

    Cinematography
    Nikolaus Geyrhalter
    Editing
    Michael Palm
    Production
    NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER FILMPRODUKTION GMBH
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    AUSTRIAN FILM COMMISSION
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    Press

    A compelling modern study of man vs. nature.

    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

    In Homo Sapiens the pause isn't an intermission, but a worldwide burial with only avian witnesses.

    Diego Semerene, Slant Magazine

    Nikolaus Geyrhalter

    Nikolaus Geyrhalter

    Austria

    I see my profession more as a craft, I see myself as someone who lives off what he produces with a hammer and knife.

    Nikolaus Geyrhalter is a director, producer and cameraman, born in Vienna in 1972. In 1994, when he was 22 years old, he founded his own production company Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion which focusses on documentaries and auteur fiction. His film, HOMO SAPIENS (2016), was selected at the Berlinale Forum. His film THE BORDER FENCE (2018) was selected for IDFA. His film EARTH (2019) had its premiere at Berlin IFF.

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