An Impossible Project Film & Live Q&A

2021 / Subtitles available

Q&A Included This Premiere was shown from May 21 to May 21 2021

Directed by: Jens Meurer

Humans are analogue. We’re literally sick of the digital world engulfing us. People are yearning for real things and authenticity. IMPOSSIBLE is sensuous and inspiring film about the revenge of analog. And the eccentric, crazy Austrian scientist, who saved the world’s last Polaroid factory – just when Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone. An entertaining underdog story of a very modern Don Quixote, shot on 35mm. And a sumptuous invitation to fall in love with real things again.

Q&A Included

This film includes an exclusive in-conversation with Jens Meurer and special guest host Shimmy Ahmed surrounding the making and inspirations of An Impossible Project, delving deeper into the analog world and more.

What we love about this film

As humans, we've lived our lives so much in the digital realm this year! An Impossible Project means any reminder of nostalgic physical media is comforting and welcome. It also features lovely, rich, grainy 35mm cinematography.

In the press

"Essential food for thought for anyone interested in culture and media and their development in the modern age."

Vladan Petkovik


"Here is a documentary about the resurgent interest in retro culture that comes across like a warm fuzzy blanket of nostalgia for pre-Covid days"

Andrew Pulver

The Guardian

"An Impossible Project is an ingenious movie. Meurer has gone to extraordinary lengths to portray the man who saved Polaroid in a film that captures the casual, magical, slightly unreliable Polaroid feel."

Simon Ings

New Scientist

What’s the buzz?

2 years ago

An Impossible Project Film & Live Q&A | Kate Ingram

What a gorgeous film – it’s a feast for the eyes! Really speaks to me as we are engulfed in the digital world after such long lockdowns and yearn for real things, authenticity. A beautiful film, I loved it.

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