Garage Screen presents a new work by Daniel Hoesl, whose debut Soldate Jeannette won the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2013.
Daniel Hoesl’s second feature is a biting satirical comment on corporate capitalism and consumer society in general. An hour-and-a-half film follows the high and mighties—bankers, top managers and political puppeteers—doing what they usually do: consuming food, negotiating, and deciding on the fate of the world… Slow pace, wide shots and meticulous make-up, costume and interior design, and even food arrangements make the film visually similar to the works by AES+F (one of the most successful art collectives from Russia: Tatyana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Evgeny Svyatsky, and Vladimir Fridkes), while the general absurdity of the story brings to mind The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie by Luis Buñuel.
With fine foods and designer furniture, empty conversations, meaningless actions, and impeccable costumes… WiNWiN saturates to the extreme the world of ‘Wall Street gods’, its lies and pretense, creating a polished image of hopelessness that defines today’s economy.
Director Daniel Hoesl. Austria, 2016. 104 minutes. 12 +