<em>The Border Fence</em> film still. Courtesy Goethe Institut

The Border Fence film still. Courtesy Goethe Institut

The Border Fence

German Film Festival 2019
  • Fri 23 Aug 2019
  • 6:30—8:20PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Presented by the Goethe-Institut NZ
  • Free entry
  • Tickets can be booked online or issued at the Gallery on the day of each screening on a first come, first served basis
  • Unfortunately no reservations by phone.
  • Please take your seat 10 mins before the film starts as otherwise empty seats will be re-allocated
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

‘The Border Fence’ gives us hope by showing that, at least in some places in Europe, normal, decent people do not blindly fall victim to populist propaganda and stand up for values that the EU was built on in the first place. - Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

In concentric circles starting from the driveable border of the Brenner, ‘The Border Fence’ measures the surroundings that were the scene of a shift in inner-European policy. At the same time, the space describes itself through Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s typical extremely precise long shots, and in extended talks with police officers, locals, hikers, farmers, innkeepers, and toll collectors. What arises in an extremely small space is the full diversity of voices expressing individual political attitudes on a topic that affects Europe and is visible on the Brenner.
Text: Austrian Film Commission

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Austria, 2018
Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Screenplay: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Cinematography: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Editor: Emily Artmann
Producers: Markus Glaser, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Michael Kitzberger, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Duration: 112 mins
Language: German with English subtitles
Rating: exempt
Awards selection: Best Austrian Documentary Film (Graz/Diagonale 2018), Jury Award (Trento 2019)


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