My friend has disappeared, I killed the devil, and the Chinese have taken over the world. These are not excerpts from closed-door negotiations, but rather a quick overview of what awaits the viewer in Edgar Honetschläger's latest film. As we hear these lines, the aspiring star dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, primps as if nothing was happening at all. Because in Los Feliz, like in Victor Fleming's film, the three heroes' Yellow Brick Road leads not to the Emerald City but from Rome to Hollywood, from the cradle of the Renaissance to the epicenter of mass-produced images. The trip takes place against the background of a rolling panorama. However, this is only a part of what is on display in the film. The second half is a leftist philosophical treatise à la Godard, mixing haiku with advertising slogans, clashing the cultures of East and West in the form of impressive maxims about the fact that we often end up with ordinary 3D where we would expect to find something more profound.
Diagonale Prize for Sound Design (Best Sound Design of a Feature Film)
While he was born in Linz, neither Austria nor any other place has managed to keep Edgar Honetschläger for very long. Four years in the United States, 10 in Japan, followed by Italy and Brazil, Honetschäger's travels are reflected in the multilingualism of his films: both in terms of the cultures, religions, and philosophies presented in them, and, literally, in their soundtracks. The director makes documentaries (Omsch), film essays (L + R, Il mare e latorta),and features (his debut Milk, AUN: The Beginning and the End of All Things), and he is also responsible for the paintings in his latest film.
2000 L + R (doc.)
2002 Enduring Freedom
2003 Morze i tort / Il mare e la torta (doc.)
2005 Erni (short)
2008 Beijing Holiday (short)
2011 AUN - Początek i koniec wszech rzeczy / AUN: The Beginning and the End of All Things
2013 Omsch (doc.)
2016 Los Feliz