How to Disappear

How to Disappear is an anti-war film in the truest sense of the word. Searching for peace in the most unlikely of places – an online war game – it is a tribute to disobedience and desertion, in both the digital and real worlds of warfare. Shot in the picturesque landscapes of “Battlefield V”, the film’s hyperreal graphics become the backdrop for an essayistic narrative. The film focuses on the rarely told history of deserters. Performances and creative interventions explore both the scope and the limits of the audiovisual entertainment industry.
by Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf
With Kathy Tanner
Austria 2020 English 21’ Colour, 4K DCP World premiere Documentary form

With

  • Kathy Tanner (Narrator)

Crew

DirectorsMichael Stumpf, Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel
ScreenplayMichael Stumpf, Robin Klengel
CinematographyMichael Stumpf
EditingLeonhard Müllner
Sound DesignBernhard Zorzi, Blautöne
MusicAdina Camhy
ChoreographyDmitry Gamolin, Franz-Josef Windisch-Graetz
ProducerTotal Refusal

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Leonhard Müllner

The visual artist and media researcher studied visual art and media art and is currently writing his PhD on a cultural studies topic. His work has received several prizes including the Vimeo Staff Pick Award, the Best Austrian Film Award at Vienna Shorts as well as awards at the Short Waves Festival in Poznan and at A Maze Berlin.

Filmography

2010 Expertise · Das Westbahnprojekt · Schachteln 2011 Halosis · Lass die Sorgen zu Haus 2017 Canicula 2018 Operation Jane Walk 2020 How to Disappear

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

Robin Klengel

The artist, illustrator and cultural anthropologist has been vice chairman of Forum Stadtpark, an interdisciplinary art and culture space in Graz, Austria since 2017. His work has won prizes including the Vimeo Staff Pick Award, the award for Best Austrian Film at Vienna Shorts, the Audience Award at the Short Wave Festival in Poznan and the Explorer Award at A Maze Berlin.

Filmography

2018 Operation Jane Walk 2020 How to Disappear

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

Michael Stumpf

Born in Wels, Austria in 1985. Having studied philosophy at the University of Vienna, he is currently taking a degree in Media Art and Culture Theories at the University of Art and Design in Linz. He works as a cultural theorist, artist and designer.

Filmography

2020 How to Disappear

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020