AND THE KING SAID, WHAT A FANTASTIC MACHINE
Sweden 2022 – Director: Axel Danielson, Maximilien van Aertryck – Original language: Arabic, English, French, German, Swedish – Subtitles: English
"The camera records what is in front of it. What do we do with this possibility?"
The first photograph was taken in 1826 - almost two hundred years later, over 300 million photos are now produced every day and are available anytime, anywhere. We live in an age of mass communication. AND THE KING SAID, WHAT A FANTASTIC MACHINE is a fascinating journey through the history of visual media, from its beginnings to the present, a visually powerful collage of countless archive films, TV recordings, amateur videos, live streaming material, Youtube videos. How does this constant stream of images guide, shape and influence our perception of reality and our perception itself? A perceptive documentary film that makes you think. Monika Haas
Production: Plattform Produktion. Producer: Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck. Length: 85 min.
Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson have been working for the Swedish production company Plattform Produktion since 2013. Together they have made several short films that have premiered at Cannes, Toronto and Sundance Film Festival, among others.
JOBS FOR ALL!, SE 2021, documentary short film, 14 min.
BECAUSE THE WORLD NEVER STOPS, SE 2016, documentary short film, 10 min.
TEN METER TOWER (Hopptornet), SE 2016, documentary short film, 17 min.