Die blaue Stunde | Ambivalence-glued

The presented film, Die blaue Stunde, is a study of the inner conflict of the Generation Z, torn between environmental responsibility and the despair of perceived failure, as well as between altruistic dedication to society and the search for oneself.

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with audience participation for interested viewers, during which the director Vincent Adali and the lead actor Leonard Pabisch will share their experiences, thoughts, and challenges.

To conclude, a project collaboration with Ars Electronica will be presented—a installation that was featured at the Ars Electronica Festival 2023. With that in mind, film off.

Vincent Adali:

My name is Vincent Adali. I am 17 years old and attend the Europagymnasium Baumgartenberg. I invest all my free time in film projects and languages. It is difficult for me to recall the moment that sparked my passion for filmmaking. By now, it feels as if it has always been this way. However, I know that from an early age, I enjoyed working creatively and practically. Film is perfect for this, as it is such a versatile medium. It encompasses everything from the writing and planning process of the film to the sound and photography techniques involved, the actual work with actors on set, and finally, the editing process.

The technical and practical skills needed to bring the film to life were not only acquired through reading specialized books and online research but also through an intensive course at the Prager Fotoschule and in-depth conversations with my close relatives. Especially those with my father, who, through his work as a photographer, is familiar with solutions to technically complicated problems. At this point, I had already directed two experimental short films, focusing on how a film can "get under the skin" using audiovisual means.

Soon, I realized that making a film is a collaborative effort. It is a time-consuming process that can only be accomplished with a team dedicated to the idea and the film itself.

Leonard Pabisch:

In 2006 I was born in Boecillo a city in the north of Spain and stayed there with my mother for nine weeks. But soon my mother decided that it would be easier to raise a fatherless child in her motherland Austria than in a country where she doesn’t even speak the language.

I gained consciousness on a farm in a small village where I lived until 2020. Therefore, animals were an important component in my life, and they shaped many of my interests and daily life. I started to attend a school in a nearby village where I will be finishing my A – Levels next year. Afterwards I am going be studying Physics in Vienna.

I am simultaneously doing an apprenticeship in mechatronics because two years ago I thought this was a brilliant idea, after doing an internship as a mechatronic last summer I started to doubt the brilliancy of 15-year-old me. My Mexican father reappeared in my life when I was twelve and I try to meet him as much as my school and his work allows. In recent years I tried to gain as much workingexperience as possible, but my efforts have paid off yet as I have not found the right working environment for me. Now I try to channel my energy into keeping myself mentally and physically fit while trying to explore everything the world has to offer.

The Only Tomorrow Speculative Laboratory project is part of the national cultural program Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023 and is financed through the program Inside Timișoara 2023, run by the Project Center of the Municipality of Timișoara, with amounts allocated from the budget of state, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

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