The film will be presented on April 25th and 26th, 2018 in the section "Architektur und Gesellschaft". Both filmmakers, Jana Keuchel & Katharina Knust, will join in for a talk afterwards.
"The participants of a reality TV show, which collapsed mid-production, meet again in the forest where they were meant to develop a utopian society, in a social experiment in front of rolling cameras. But what happened only becomes evident as the film's reconstruction unfolds – Bertolt Brecht meets Big Brother. The relationship between participant and spectator is turned on its head by actors with white makeup, who in the minimalist setting recreate the utopian collapse. Last Year in Utopia charts the territory between documentary filmmaking and conceptual art in a way that questions both genres."
Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival