The fortune you seek is in another cookie

Director:  Johannes Gierlinger

Englisht title:  The fortune you seek is in another cookie

2014/ Austria/ 16mm/ 82’/ Colour



The Fortune You Seek Is In Another Cookie a dizzying journey around the world in search for happiness as a poetic and political practice. The imaginary scene of a carousel and an intangible picture send the filmmaker on his journey. He finds himself at the protests in and around Gezi Park, Istanbul, in front of the gates of the Cinecitta in Rome and the streets of Santiago de Chile. Whether in the Atacama desert or a trailer park in California, he attempts to find a description of the universal longing. The collision of image, text and sound finds its counterpart in the seemingly contrary locations and scenes. The Devil’s Dance meets the indulgence of astronomical precision and death at the foot of an ocean. The film is stargazing and a quest for meaning. It is indignation towards conventional cinema. The voice of one versus the rapid fire of our times. It is a montage of a multi-year excursion that describes the subjective view of the world according to the filmmaker.

Script:  Johannes Gierlinger; Photography: Johannes Gierlinger & Jan Zischka; Editing: Johannes Gierlinger; Sound: Peter Kutin; Music: Peter Kutin & Dirac; Producer: Johannes Gierlinger.



Johannes Gierlinger, born in Austria. He finished University at the ‘Digital Media Department’ in Salzburg and Istanbul and studies at the moment at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He has received several scholarship grants and awards, amongst others the Annual Grant for Film from the Federal State Government Salzburg. His work has been screened at various international Filmfestivals and Institutions. He works primarilyin the field of Essay-, Documentary-, Experimentalfilm as well as photography. Lives an works in Vienna.


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