St. Moritz Art Film Festival


Max Farago, May you live in interesting times

2020 Colors PG EN 23' 35"

Swiss Premiere

In Competition

“Please evacuate and if you choose to stay and we can’t get to you, write your name, address, social security number and next of kin and put it [in] a zip lock bag in your pocket.”
“Know that it’s just you and God.”
-Vermilion Parish Louisiana Sheriff’s office warning before the onset of Hurricane Laura. July 2020.

The democratic post-war order has been upended.
The logical end point has vanished.
The pandemic has laid bare our wounds.
We have fucked our way to the middle.
Algorithms are pushing us towards mediocracy.
Normal is iconic.

This short film was made on iPhone in the days leading up to the 2020 presidential election while driving through the American west.

Max Farago, May you live in interesting times