The Souvenirs of Mr. X

A film by Arash T. Riahi

A/D 2004, Dolby Stereo, 35mm, 1:1,85, 98 Min., German with subtitles

Synopsis

A filmmaker finds 2 boxes of Super-8 films of an unknown amateur at a flea market. He goes on an investigative journey to find this person and dives into the wonderful, obsessive universe of amateur film with its own rules, competitions and the passionate love for the moving images.

 

THE SOUVENIRS OF MR. X is an homage to amateur film-makers, their dream of cinema and their desire to find, in the unspectacular, everyday life, the truly special.

Credits

Director, Script, Editor:

Arash T. Riahi

 

Photography:

Marco F. Zimprich

 

Sound:

Bernhard Schmid

 


Production Manager:

Markus Glaser

 

Producers:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Peter Stockhaus

 

Production:

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

Peter Stockhaus Filmproduktion

 

with support of:

ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen

ARTE

Filmförderung Hamburg

BKA Kunst

Vienna Film Fund

MEDIA

Awards

Chicago International Filmfestival
Silver Plaque for best documentary
Chicago International Filmfestival (2004)

Festivals

Brussels (2005)
Amsterdam (2005)
Pecs (2005)
Saarbrücken (2005)
Rotterdam (2005)
Köln (2005)
Buenos Aires (2005)
New York Tribeca (2005)
Karlovy Vary (CZ) (2004)
Umea (2004)
Hamburg (2004)
Chicago (2004)
Maribor (2004)
Sevilla (2004)
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (2004)

with support of

ORF_FFAbkommen_WS
arte
filmfoerderung_hamburg
Bundeskanzleramt_Ö_WS
FFW_Web 3
media

Production

ngf
PSF