Tuesday 1 August at 7pm
The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
Walden, Daniel Zimmerman, 2018, 106m
In the forest of the Catholic Monastery of Admont in Austria a fir tree is felled and processed into planks of wood. By train, truck, boat and finally by hand, the stack is transported to a mysterious destination right in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. The wooden planks’ trajectory corresponds to one of the central, raw materials trade routes, however in reversed direction of transport.
Thematically about the circulation of wood and globalisation, Daniel Zimmerman’s Walden is also a tour de force of timing and composition constructed out of thirteen 360-degree shots that establish a series of rules before playing with our expectations.
With thanks to sixpackfilms