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AUN- the beginning and the end of all things

ein Film von Edgar Honetschläger

AUN - the beginning and the end of all things
SPIELFILM | 2011 | A / JAP | 95 min | Japanisch, portugiesisch | 35mm


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The Japanese inventor Dr.Sekai’s wife Hikari dies in labor when giving birth to their son AUN. As a toddler he discovers a sea snail washed ashore. Sekai, seeking a bright future for mankind, dies when involving his own body in experiments with it. 20 years later the Brazilian scientist Euclides continues Sekai's research. Missing the essential component his wife Nympha sets out on a hunt for AUN. Now head priest of a Shinto shrine he lures her into a place inhibited by spirits and mysterious creatures, leading her into a dream world nobody would ever want to escape from.
Besetzung: Yosuke Saitoh, Rosanne Mulholland, Yuki Hiyori, William Ferreira, Kyoichi Komoto, Daisuke Yoshimito, Tenshi Kamogawa

Regie: Edgar HonetschlägerDrehbuch: Edgar Honetschläger, Reinhard JudKamera: HISAKI SANBONGI, HIROYUKI MIZUNOSchnitt: HARALD AUE, TOMOKO HIRUTA, SEIJI HARIMOTOMusik: Christian FenneszTon: NOBUYUKI AONUMAAusstattung: ETSUKO TAKEUCHI, YASUSHI OHONOKostüme: CHAKO SAKURAILicht: MASAAKI KATOExecutiv producers: Yukika Kudo, Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Produktion: Edgar Honetschläger, Yukika Kudo
Förderungen: ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Land Oberösterreich, City of Tokyo, Tochigi Province, Shizuoka province, Yamanashi province

Angetreten war ich mit dem Anliegen, Bilder zu finden auf die Frage, wie schön Zukunft sein kann. Bilder habe ich gefunden - aber gelöst habe ich das Paradoxon nicht.

AUN tells the story of mankind’s quest for the future, his desire to create the tomorrow, his fear of and loathing for the apocalypse. It spins the Faustian theme twice and lays bare open the inexhaustible Judea/Christian believe in progress, which by the 21st century has taken over the entire world and succeeded in maneuvering the globe into a situation that can’t be solved by means of economics and science anymore. Enlightenments merits have taken the West’s ability to sense what is not to be seen, what is only to be felt. Believes are so much more than religion, than monotheistic concepts. Souls and spirits exist not only in film. Denial and neglect of eternal laws lead to extinction – of the individual and the entire human race. AUN invents rituals as well as mythologies and worships the creator of it all – nature – by playfully laying out its dichotomy with human culture. The film equals mankind’s beauty with nature by announcing that ‘everything mankind creates in nature’. Sadly the hubris ends and gives the audience the chance to heartily weep for the world.

Interview mit Edagr Honetschläger mit Karin Schiefer: www.afc.at

 



The Japanese inventor Dr.Sekai’s wife Hikari dies in labor when giving birth to their son AUN. As a toddler he discovers a sea snail washed ashore. Sekai, seeking a bright future for mankind, dies when involving his own body in experiments with it. 20 years later the Brazilian scientist Euclides continues Sekai's research. Missing the essential component his wife Nympha sets out on a hunt for AUN. Now head priest of a Shinto shrine he lures her into a place inhibited by spirits and mysterious creatures, leading her into a dream world nobody would ever want to escape from.
Festivals:
International Filmfestival Rotterdam 2011 - Spectrum

Edgar Honetschläger is an artist born in Austria whostudied economics and art history. He spent four years of his life in the USA(New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco), about 12 years in Japan (Tokyo), oneyear in Italy (Rome, Palermo) und a casual year in Brazil (Sao Paulo, Rio deJaneiro, Brasilia). 1997 he participated in Documenta X, 2004 Honetschlägerestablished the EDOKO Institute, 2009 he received the price for culturalachievents from the province of Upper Austria. The artist, screen writer andirector lives in Tokyo and Vienna.

films

2011 AUN, feature drama 95’ / 2009 Sugar and Ice,short film, 5’ / 2007 BeijingHoliday, short film, 13’ / 2006 The Audience, experimental film, 2x60’ / 2005,Erni, short film, 7’ / 2003 Il mare e la torta, film essay, 60’ / 2002 Georgein Hollywood, short film, 4’ / 2001 Enduring Freedom, short film, 4’ / 2000L+R, film essay, 79’ / 2000 colors = the history of chocolate, masacchio, intimes of emergency, film trilogy, 33’ / 1997 Milk, feature drama, 102’ / 1996“97 – (13+1)“, documentary, 17’ / 1991 Sequences, experimental film, 20’

art shows / selection

2009 Kunsthalle Krems, Mudam Luxemburg, Lentos Linz; 2008 Wien Museum;National Library Vienna; 2007 Taiwan National Palace Museum Taipei,Ursula Blickle Stiftung Vienna; 2006 Aarhus KunstbygningDänemark; 2005 Word Expo Aichi Japan, Hangar 7Salzburg; 2004 Galerie Charim Vienna, Vienna ArtFair, Art Zürich; 2002Kunsthallen Brandts Odense, Art Cologne; 2001 Landesgalerie amOberösterreichischen Landesmuseum Linz, Steirischen Herbst Graz, Triennale Milano; 2000 Kunsthalle Vienna, Kunsthalle Krems, FIAC Paris; 1999 Artforum Meran, Kunstraum Viktor Bucher Vienna; 1997documenta X Kassel, Griffin Contemporary Exhibitions Los Angeles, Art Basel; 1995 Art Fair Yokohama, Philips Galerie Vienna; 1994 Sagacho Exhibit Space Tokyo; 1993 Gallery Hosomi Tokyo, SAI Gallery Osaka; 1992 Kunst Raum Stuttgart, AustrianCultural Institute New York, Asacloth GalleryTokyo; 1991 MJS Books and Graphics New York; 1990 Palais Wittgenstein Vienna






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