Born in a small town in Lower Austria, Michael Pilz has realized over 100 films since the 1960s. His breakthrough came with a veritable massif central of documentary cinema: Heaven and Earth (1979-82), an epic work about the Styrian mountain village of St. Anna. Since then, he has been a "solitary man", crossing the borders between film forms just as easily as those between art, cinema, life.
Michael Pilz. Auge Kamera Herz
Edited by Olaf Möller and Michael Omasta
FilmmuseumSynemaPublikationen Vol. 10
Vienna 2008. 288 pages, with approx. 200 illustrations. In German