It’s an ordinary day in the game Grand Theft Auto V. And yet, the car-filled streets are marked by a grave absence. Searching for clues, protagonist Edgar explores the uncanniness of his normality and rediscovers a beautiful yet nightmarish world.

  • Austria
  • 2023, 11 min
  • Director: Total Refusal
  • Director of photography: Adrian Jonas Haim, Robin Klengel
  • Editor: Adrian Jonas Haim, RobinKlengel, Michael Stumpf
  • Screenplay: Total Refusal / Adrian JonasHaim, Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf
  • Music: Adrian Jonas Haim
  • Sound: Adrian Jonas Haim
  • Art Director: Rockstar Games
  • Producer: Total Refusal
  • Production: Total Refusal

29.2. 18:00 Praha | Kino Atlas
2.3. 17:30 Praha | Kino Světozor - Malý sál

Total Refusal

The pseudo-Marxist media guerilla group Total Refusal explores and engages in strategies for artistic intervention in contemporary computer games. They work with tools for the appropriation and re-dedication of game resources. Their films and performances have been presented at, among other places, Berlinale 2020 and MoMA New York. The group received the award for best Austrian short documentary at Diagonale 2020 in Graz. Their filmography includes the shorts Operation Jane Walk (2018), Featherfall (2020), How to Disappear (2020), and Hardly Working (2022).