Untitled to premiere at Cambridge Film Festival and online simultaneously
James R | On 21, Oct 2017
Untitled will be released online across the UK on the same day it screens at Cambridge Film Festival this week.
The movie, which premiered at the London Film Festival earlier this month, is the final film from Austrian documentarian Michael Glawogger. Michael Glawogger’s ambitious vision was to film reality as it appeared in front of his camera to show the poetic wonders of the world. He and his crew embarked in an epic trip through Italy, the Balkans, North and West Africa but 4 months and 19 days into his journey, he died tragically in April 2014 from Malaria.
“This film will give a view of the world that can only emerge by not pursuing any particular theme, by refraining from passing judgment, proceeding without aim,” said Glawogger of the project. “Drifting with no direction except one’s own curiosity and intuition.”
Monika Willi, an experienced filmmaker and Glawogger´s right hand, has since decided to take on the project so that something could become of the material he shot around the world. Combining the remarkable imagery with extracts from Glawogger’s diary, Willi finished the movie they started together to craft a portrait of the world and of the filmmaker.
Untitled has toured festivals worldwide, from Berlinale and Madrid to Hong Kong. Now, after its London Film Festival premiere, it is heading to The Netherlands to take part at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), the world’s largest documentary film festival. Before then, it will screen at Cambridge Film Festival on 21st and 24th October – and will be released simultaneously online, as part of The Tide Experiment.
The initiative, which is coordinated by European companies Under The Milky Way and The Film Agency, has pioneered the Festive-to-Date streaming model since 2016, releasing two films per year at key European festivals and in parallel on VOD.
The Cambridge Film Festival runs from 19th to 26th October, with films screening at the event including Amazon’s Wonderstruck and MUBI’s Felicite. The festival will also for the first time feature four VR works over three days (Saturday 21st to Monday 23rd October), with five Oculus Rift systems set up at Emmanuel College. You can find out more about the festival here.
Untitled will be available to watch online in the UK from 23rd October. Here’s a trailer: