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by Nikolaus Geyrhalter


Homo Sapiens is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being. What will remain of our lives after we’re gone? Empty spaces, ruins, cities increasingly overgrown with vegetation, crumbling asphalt: the areas we currently inhabit, though humanity has disappeared. Now abandoned and decaying, gradually reclaimed by nature after being taken from it so long ago. Homo Sapiens is an ode to humanity as seen from a possible future scenario. It intends to sharpen our eyes for the here and now, and our consciousness of the present.


international title: Homo Sapiens
original title: Homo Sapiens
country: Austria
sales agent: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
film run: 90'
release date: FR 19/10/2016
screenplay: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
cinematography by: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
film editing: Michael Palm
music: Peter Kutin, Florian Kindlinger
producer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Kitzberger, Markus Glaser, Wolfgang Widerhofer
production: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion
backing: Österreichisches Filminstitut, FISA - Filmstandort Austria, ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen, ZDF/3sat. Project development supported by Filmfonds Wien
distributor: ASC Distribution


main awards/selection

Berlinale 2016
La Rochelle International Film Festival 2016 

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