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Try as we may to reestablish silence, we cannot. A skeptic IT worker tries to cure his harrowing hearing impairment, conducting a series of experiments in a makeshift home-lab. But how far is he willing to go in order to succeed? Masking Threshold is part chamber play, part scientific procedural, part DIY YouTube video, which reveals infinite vistas of existential pain and decay. Glimpse into the world of the nameless protagonist in this eerie tale, which is not for the faint of heart. FB: @masking.threshold

“A stressful and grimy look at obsession. Its one-of-a-kind presentation will make you squirm and get under your skin long after the film is over.”—FILM INK

“Masking Threshold is a film about a suffering, stubborn person whose worldview and beliefs are turned on their head, whose dogmas come out against the world and himself. My protagonist is queer, so you want to understand the societal pressure on him, you want to understand the trauma he went through, and the burden of his awful illness. But a point comes when sympathy for him dissolves into horror. … My protagonist (voiced by the wonderful Ethan Haslam) isn’t a pleasant person, but I understand him. He suffers, and the world turns away from him. He’s alone, misunderstood. … Don’t be like my protagonist. Be better.” — JOHANNES GRENZFURTHNER

Johannes Grenzfurthner manipulates people to positively respond to his lies and made-up realities, and he feeds off these emotions. He is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, author, and performer. He is the founder and artistic director of monochrom, an internationally acting art and theory group and film-production company. Boing Boing referred to him as a leitnerd, a wordplay that ironically hints at his role in nerd/hacker/art culture. www.monochrom.at/en / IG: @grenzfurthner FB: @grenzfurthner

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    90 minutes
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  • Director
    Johannes Grenzfurthner
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    Ethan Haslam, Johannes Grenzfurthner, Jason Scott Sadofsky