Bigger Than Life

In Bigger Than Life present-day Skopje becomes an archaeological dig. We can follow in real time how antiquity is constructed, how historical singularities are manufactured via mimicry, and how the boundary between truth and falsification becomes blurred the minute something is recorded often enough on postcards. A variety of ways of looking at the ongoing construction in Skopje produces a puzzle about multi-ethnic states and the phantasm of national purity, about romanticism and love, the relationship between personal memories and collective memory, and about how a history built on empty claims can actually take on substance. (blinkvideo)

Director's Biography
Adnan Softić
Adnan Softić, born 1975 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, studied film and aesthetic theory at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. He is an author, visual artist and director, , dealing in his works with the issues of history and remembrance politics. His installations and multimedial works have been on display in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe.

Film Selection:
 Bigger Than Life (2018, medium-length doc) - Wie Schnee von gestern (Like Water under the Bridge, 2013, short) - Ground Control (2009, short) - Luk – Onion – Zwiebel (2007, medium-length) - Nema problema / Es gibt kein Problem / There is no Problem (2001, short)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2019
Adnan Softić
Germany / North Macedonia / Italy 2018
color
30 minutes
English
OV with English subtitles

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Screenplay Adnan Softić
Cinematography Helena Wittmann, Adnan Softić
Editing Nina Softić
Sound/Sounddesign Daniel Dominguez Teruel
Music Daniel Dominguez Teruel, Adnan Softić
With Alexey Liosha Kokhanov, Pauline Jacob, Victor Moomen
Producer(s) Adnan Softić
Production
Adnan Softić
World Sales
Adnan Softić
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status 
Austrian Premiere