• Subito – Das Sofortbild
  • Subito – Das Sofortbild
  • Subito – Das Sofortbild

Subito – Das Sofortbild

by Peter Volkart International Documentary Film / Competition

A photo that you hold in your hand immediately after clicking? 70 years ago this was an almost magical innovation! The story begins in the post-war period with the brilliant American inventor Dr. Edwin Land. Polaroid’s instant photography is born, a phenomenon that subsequently shapes whole generations of snap shooters and photographers, attracting a wide array of wildly experimenting artists. Half a century and a digital revolution later, the demise of Polaroid seems unavoidable. But the presumably dead keep on living. What follows is the miraculous resurrection of a cult object in a world dominated by Smartphones. SUBITO is not just an originally narrated film about the origin and importance of instant photography, it is also a highly amusing insight into popular culture and the untiring human enthusiasm for technical novelty. Renowned film artist Peter Volkart ventures into feature film length for the first time with this fascinating and sprightly narrated documentary essay.


  • Genre: DOC: Arts & Culture
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, 2018
  • Runtime: 77 Min
  • Languages: German, Swiss German, English, French
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Peter Volkart
  • Cast: Payram (Khosrow Peyghamy), Gerhard Johann Lischka, Rebekka Reuter, Florian Kaps
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  • Screenplay: Peter Volkart
  • Cinematography: Ueli Nüesch, Michelle Ettlin
  • Editors: Peter Volkart, Stephan Kälin
  • Sound: Eliane Bertschi
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  • Producer: Franziska Reck
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  • Production Companies: RECK Filmproduktion GmbH, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
  • World Sales: Magnetfilm GmbH
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