Omer Fast, The World is a Golem, 2019

Omer Fast, The World is a Golem, 2019

Single Channel Film
Duration 24:39

Based on a medieval Jewish fairytale, this film takes place on a ski lift in a mountain resort in the Austrian Alps. A lone skier accidentally drops her glove from the lift. As she curses her luck, a fellow passenger suddenly appears, dressed in the long black robes, the bead, side-locks and hat of an Orthodox Jew. Like any mountain spirit summoned by accident, this fellow passenger has his own agenda and story to tell. To the skier’s growing dismay, he is quite impolite, will not stop talking. In order to exorcise this ghost, the skier must resort to what she long thought suppressed and break up the boundaries separating the real world and fairytales.

This film was shot at the invitation of the Salzburger Kunstverein in various Salzburg locations in March 2019.