Film Screening Matt Porterfield: Take What You Can Carry & Angela Schanelec: I stayed in Berlin over the summer

M. Porterfield_TakeWhatYouCanCarry Still: Take What You Can Carry, Director: M. Porterfield

Fri, 14.09.2018

7:00 PM

Goethe-Institut London

The screening will be followed by a conversation between Angela Schanelec and Laura Staab, a PhD candidate in Film Studies at King’s College London, and critic for specialist publications such as Another Gaze and Sight & Sound.

Matt Porterfield: Take What You Can Carry
Fragments of a young woman’s life: passing through Berlin, drifting without moving, living in between spaces and places. She is hesitant in her relationship and doesn’t seem to belong anywhere. It seems only natural that Angela Schanelec would play a small part in this short, as her work is a clear reference point. Like all of Porterfield’s work, this film has great musicality not only when it comes to actual music but also in terms of dialogue and editing. A monotonous peacefulness reigns while melodies of desire, nostalgia and violence simmer beneath the surface.

USA / Germany 2015, colour, DCP, 30 min, English with very little French and German. Directed by Matt Porterfield. With Hannah Gross, Jean-Christophe Folly, Angela Schanelec, Mat Hand, Tina Pfurr, Sharon Smith, Laura Tonke, Bastian Trost, Simon Will, Sebastian Bark. Print Source: Arsenal – Institut for Film and Video Art, Berlin.
Angela Schanelec: Ich bin den Sommer über in Berlin geblieben

Following four possible relationships, Schanelec’s graduation film already reveals a fully developed cinematic language. One is that of a young author and a man who visits her. They try to get closer, but stick to brief touches and ping-pong dialogues. Another is a couple that either lives across the street or else in the author's imagination. Then there is a young woman who looks into people's windows from the street. Finally, the author meets the man of the potentially fictional couple. He is a book publisher and tells her why her story is not good enough.

Germany 1994, colour, 35mm, 49 min, German with English subtitles. Directed by Angela Schanelec. With Tobias Lenel, Isabel Karajan, Wolfgang Michael, Angela Schanelec. Copy: Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum for Film and Television, Berlin.

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