Paradise Later

Paradise Later
Scene from "Paradise Later" (photo © Breuer/Jaschke)

The blink of an eye. Images emerge from dazzling white and disappear again, as if the eyes must first adjust to the light. While the camera follows a slow-moving river on the edge of a tropical metropolis, an off-screen voice reads a sales rep’s report to a company’s board of directors. As the narration progresses it becomes increasingly laden with self-doubt and accusations. ‘The conquest of the earth … is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.’ (Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, 1899)

Ascan Breuer was born in 1975 in Hamburg. He lives and works in Vienna, Cologne and Berlin as a filmmaker, cultural and social scientist. He studied Communications, Sociology and Psychology at the University of Vienna as well as Filmmaking at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He is a member of the Viennese artists’ association WR and founder of Dokumentarisches Labor (Documentary Labs). His films include: Forst (2005), The Kurukshetra Report (2009), and Paradise Later (2010).
Genre Art, History, Literature, Road Movie, Experimental
Category Short
Year of Production 2010
Director Ascan Breuer
Cinematography Victor Jaschke
Ascan Breuer
Sven Toellner
Producers Ascan Breuer, Victor Jaschke
Voices Ascan Breuer, Tony Dunham
Production Company Breuer-Jaschke/Cologne & Vienna
Length 13 min
Original Version
 English, German
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Berlin 2010 (In Competition), Diagonale Graz 2010 (In Competition), Hong Kong 2010 (In Competition), Indielisboa 2010 (In Competition), Edinburgh 2010, Encounters Bristol 2010

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