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Flatpack 2018: Star

Sunday 22nd April


Screen 2

Director: Johann Lurf

Starring: Stars

Rating: PG

Austria 2017, 97mins

Now here’s an elevator pitch for you: a film made up entirely of night sky scenes from other films. Not a spaceship or a person in sight, except for occasional snatches of voiceover.

As we float through a century-plus of space on film, we end up marvelling at the many tricks that people have used to visualise the infinite; from Melies’ disembodied star-heads to matte painting and CGI spectacle. A work of obsession assembled from over 550 films, Johann Lurf has said that Star will continue to grow as more sequences come to light.