Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions
Director: Peter Tscherkassky

Austria, 2010, 25 min
Screen tests for commercials provide the – unintentionally humorous – foundation of Peter Tscherkassky’s “Coming Attractions”. Created in years of painstaking, frame-by-frame work in the darkroom, some fine specimens of the most underappreciated genre in cinematography, advertising film, and its surreal scenarios are reinterpreted in a playful way. “Coming Attractions” addresses T. Gunning's concept of a ‘cinema of attractions’. It touches upon the exhibitionistic character of early film, the undaunted show and tell of its creative possibilities, and its direct addressing of the audience.
2010 – Orizzonti award at the Venezia Mostra International d’arte Cinematografica short films programme (Italy).
2010 – Best short film at the Gijon films festival (Spain).
2010 – Special Mention of the Youth Jury in Rio de Janeiro Mostra Curta Cinema (Brazil).
2011 – Best short film in Vienna Independent Shorts (Austria).
Section: All the Muses. Short films program “Coming Attractions“

Screenplay: Peter Tscherkassky