The different complex development phases of a film production and its artistic concept, organization and reception are an intriguing subject of study.
Even more so if a production takes more than 9 years to be completed, with over 500 people working on new analogue and digital production techniques in 4 different countries.
In Die Nacht der 1000 Stunden the result is a very specific aesthetic that includes the visual transformation of a palatial Viennese building, illustrating the architectural and historical changes it went through. A presentation that features film clips and unseen material from the film’s concept, review and development stages.
Virgil Widrich is screenwriter, film director, multimedia artist and professor at the department of Art & Science