Fantastic Machine (2023)
- R13 | 1h25 | Documentary
- In Theaters: Fri, Nov 17, 2023
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Filmmakers Axel Danielson and Maximilien Van Aertryck (known for Ten Meter Tower and Jobs For All!) take viewers on a profound exploration of humanity's self-obsession and the unbridled free market in a world dominated by 45 billion cameras in their non-rated documentary FANTASTIC MACHINE (2023), which has a runtime of one hour and twenty-five minutes. This film explores the depths of how human conduct has been drastically changed by our uncontrollably fixated relationship with images. Following the development of the Lumiere Brothers and the early Camera Obscura to the contemporary YouTube and social media spaces, FANTASTIC MACHINE recounts the incredible journey from taking a simple backyard photo to creating a multibillion-euro content industry in under 200 years. With a distinctive use of only-available archival and found material, the documentary uses the very medium it examines with a reflective and comic touch. A self-reflective montage, it reveals and elucidates the myriad ways in which our fixation with images has influenced society and behavior. FANTASTIC MACHINE is a provocative and inventive cinematic experience that serves as a mirror to our image-centric society.