Film screening In Focus: Renate Sami 3

Film Still © Renate Sami

Sat, 11.09.2021

2:00 PM

Goethe-Institut London

With Pyramids
(Mit Pyramiden)
Renate Sami | 1990 | Germany | 93 mins | 16mm

“I could say Mit Pyramiden is a film about Egypt. About Cairo, about the people there, the streets, the history of the country, the sounds, the light, about the colours, the religions, the sand, the pyramids. I see and I hear. Cars honking, cars standing around everywhere, people in long clothes, including men. Renate Sami shows me everything as if I were seeing it for the first time. I’m the one discovering life in the images. I follow her traces in the other culture. I hear that I hear and I see that I see. Nothing is covered up with words or music. Life shows itself. It is as if a veil were continuously falling. It is like a cleansing of the senses. My intellect wakes up. The explosions of editing do this. Things collide that I would not have suspected. They generate a new space outside the film. The pleasure of the unexpected wonder between the images gives the film an energy all its own.” (Ute Aurand)

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This programme is part of the series In Focus: Renate Sami.