Reality as a work of art

Tuesday, March 7, 11.00 @Pavlos Zannas


* All masterclasses, talks and discussions will have simultaneous translation with headphones (from Greek to English and from English to Greek, as needed).
* Access is open to all, on a first come, first served basis.


Reality as a work of art
Masterclass by Nikolaus Geyrhalter

The multifaceted Austrian director, using sequences from his documentaries, will open up a discussion with the audience, following the route where the viewers’ questions will lead him. TiDF25 is dedicating a tribute to the works of Nikolaus Geyrhalter and will be awarding him the Honorary Golden Alexander.


Nikolaus Geyrhalter was born in Vienna, Austria in 1972. Twenty-two years later he formed his own production company: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion. He made his first film, “Eisenerz”, in 1992. Two years later, he shot his first documentary, “Washed Ashore (1994)”, which is telling a story about the river Danube and often strange idiosyncrasies of the people who live along its banks. Geyrhalter’s static-camera, well-paced observational films tackle their subjects head-on, whether it’s exploring the terrain in Chernobyl, Ukraine (“Pripyat” - 1998), tracing the route of the Dakar Rally (“7915 Km” - 2008), or investigating the production of processed foods (“Our Daily Bread” - 2005). In 2003 he received the Austrian State Award for Film Art and in 2008 his film “Our Daily Bread” won the Grimme Prize.