Axel Danielson, Maximilien van Aertryck / DK, SE, 2023 / 88 min.
The first feature-length documentary by award-winning duo Axel Danielson and Maximilien Van Aertryck deals with our obsession with the moving image. Billions of recordings inundate us daily – what does this mean, and how do we deal with it? A visual sociology of the camera.
“What a fantastic machine!” British king Edward VII is said to have exclaimed upon seeing a film by pioneer of the medium George Méliès. Many decades later, people’s fascination with everything the camera captures is as great as ever; in fact enthusiasm for the moving image is only growing thanks to the advent of the smartphone.
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Axel Danielson, Maximilien van Aertryck
And the King Said, What a Fantastic Machine
Swedish, English, French, Arabic, German
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