Science Fiction /Austria / UK / 2007 / 50 min / Digital

International premiere: pixelACHE Helsinki 2007

:: Stills

:: Synopsis

In an eerily familiar city, a calendar reform has dispensed with the past and the future, leaving citizens faceless, without memory or anticipation. Unimaginable happiness abounds - until a woman recovers her face. First she panics, but then, with the help of the Spectral Children, she slowly finds out more about the lost power and history of the human face and begins the search for its future.

London has the highest density of CCTV on earth. Faceless uses recordings from these cameras, obtained under the UK Data Protection Act, as 'legal readymades' to construct a strange yet plausible world.

:: Credits

Written & directed by Manu Luksch
Voice Tilda Swinton
Choreography The Ballet Boyz
Soundtrack Mukul
Piano music Rupert Huber
Camera CCTV in private-public spaces in London
Producers Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Manu Luksch, Mukul Patel
Production AMOUR FOU Vienna Ambient Information Systems
Supported by Arts Council England, Innovative Film Austria, ISIS Arts
World Sales Sixpackfilm

:: Collections

The Collection of the BFI - British Film Institute

Collection de Film au Centre Pompidou Paris

Ars Electronica Collection 

:: Festivals

Empreintes Numériques Toulouse, France 2010

Raison d'Agir Festival Poitiers, France 2010

[eye]identities @ Leokino Innsbruck, Austria 2009

Perspektive Nürnberger Filmfestival der Menschenrechte Germany 2009

Hors Pistes 2009 @ French Institute Tokyo, Japan 2009

Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund, Germany 2009)

STAND-UP. Art about Human Right Festival Poznan, Poland 2009

Rencontres Internationales Sciences & Cinémas Marseille, France 2008

Hors Pistes 2008 @ Pera Müzesi Istanbul, Turkey 2008

dokument ART Neubrandenburg, Germany & Szczecin, Poland 2008

Cambridge Film Festival UK 2008

Bangkok Experimental Film Festival Chiang Mai, Thailand 2008

Bangkok Experimental Film Festival Phitsanulok, Thailand 2008

Bangkok Experimental Film Festival Phuket, Thailand 2008

Le Festival EXIT Creteil, France 2008

Hors Pistes 2008 @ Centre Pompidou Paris, France 2008

tranzit festival Praha, Czech Republic 2008

Jonction Festival Bruxelles, Belgium 2007

Ars Electronica Linz, Austria 2007

Enter Unknown Territories Festival Cambridge, UK 2007

pixelACHE Helsinki, Finland 2007

Diagonale Graz, Austria 2007