Open City Documentary Festival

7 – 13 September 2022
in London

Movements of a Nearby Mountain + Q&A

Location ICA, Director Sebastian Brameshuber, Country Austria, Duration 85, Previous Festivals & Awards Cinéma du Réel 2019 (Winner: Cinéma du Réel Grand Prize), Art of the Real 2019, Date Event has passed

Sebastian Brameshuber’s third feature is an elegantly composed, multi-layered portrait of a self-taught mechanic working in a remote, abandoned industrial site at the foot of the Austrian Alps. In the shadow of Erzberg, a ‘mountain of iron’ that has been mined since Ancient Rome, his days are spent in quiet, solitary labour, breaking down cars for parts to export to his native Nigeria. Brameshuber’s deeply engaged, humane observation captures the subtle rhythms and gestures of his subject at work, gradually developing into a profound and touching reflection on labour, industry and the ever-increasing circulation of goods, capital and people in a globalised economy.

Supported by Austrian Cultural Forum London

This is the UK Premiere.

Followed by a Q&A with director Sebastian Brameshuber.

Read an essay on Movements of a Nearby Mountain by Giovanni Marchini