Cambridge Film Festival at Home

CFF Rewind - An Impossible Project

Available in 36d 00h 33m 34s
Available September 10, 2021 5:00 PM UTC
Already unlocked? for access

Give as a gift

Protected ContentThis content can only be viewed in authorized regions: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man.
Pay What You CanAfter this content becomes available September 10th at 5:00 pm UTC, you'll have 6 days 5 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 48 hours to finish watching. Need help?

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jens Meurer, producer and legendary analog rock photographer Phil Hunt, main protagonist Florian “Doc” Kaps and singer, American Idol star, Haley Reinhart.

An ode to analogue and a sumptuous invitation to fall in love with real things again. An Impossible Project (fittingly) played as part of AMPLIFY! Film Festival, an online collaboration between Cambridge, Bath, Brighton and Cornwall Film Festival in response to the Covid pandemic.


While the first iPhone was being launched in 2008, former biologist Dr Florian Kaps was heroically battling the odds to save the world’s last remaining Polaroid factory, and so keep analogue film alive in a world increasingly taken over by the digital image. 


For this passion project, the filmmakers went the extra mile, shooting only on 35mm film and recording the soundtrack direct to vinyl from a live performance by a 40-piece jazz orchestra. Rich in curiosity and humour, this beautiful documentary uses one man’s passion to celebrate the potent and lasting connections between humans and technology, and the importance of preserving the tangible.


AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT is a sensuous and inspiring film about the revenge of analogue, proof that it IS possible, and probably necessary, to “think different”, and a sumptuous invitation to fall in love with real things again.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    99 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Germany, Austria
  • Rating
    Advisory PG
  • Note
    Distributor - Bohemia Media
  • Director
    Jens Meurer
  • Cast
    Dr Florian 'Doc' Kaps