An Impossible Project

(An Impossible Project)

In today's digital age reviving instant photography, made famous by Polaroid, may seem not only crazy but downright impossible. Nonetheless, this is exactly what the eccentric analogue lover Florian Kaps, known as Doc, tries to do.

The Polaroid brand experienced its greatest boom in the 1980s, but things changed drastically with the advent of digital photography. The introduction of smartphones with a camera was the last nail in the coffin and the company went bankrupt. Set against the backdrop of Doc’s quixotic task to save the world’s last Polaroid factory, a story unfolds about a love for all analogue devices, cameras, cameras or turntables, which still retain the aura of something real and authentic. This documentary shot using 35mm film caters to the desire for digital detox and is a celebration of forgotten technologies that make it possible to convey art and the surrounding world in a way that digital media can never accomplish.

About the film

Director: Jens Meurer
Germany, Austria
2020 | 93 min.

Language: English

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

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Category

Connection Lost

Director

Jens Meurer

Filmography
2020 - An Impossible Project
2019 - Zauberberg (Magic Mountain)
1999 - Public Enemy

Jens Meurer

Screenings

23. 05. 20:15 Praha: DOX
DiscussionTomáš Nosek, polagraph
Michal Čáp, polagraph
29. 05. 20:30 Český Krumlov: Klášterní dvůr
01. 06. 18:00 Brno: Kino Art

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