Angela Schanelec: The Dreamed Path (Der Traumhafte Weg)
A ceaseless happening, allowing only for the characters’ averted, sinking gazes. In this film the camera pulsates, leaving us face-to-face with our own helplessness. The story is late to take form in the present moment. It takes place in time suspended, revolving around two relationships that brush against each other along with everything else in the film: not through narrative but as spatial relations and gazes. Schanelec is after a similar form of innocence as Robert Bresson, eluding the pseudo-naturalism of theatrical representation to arrive at the luminosity of pure presence.
Germany 2016, colour, DCP, 86 min, English, German with English subtitles. Directed by Angela Schanelec. With Miriam Jakob, Thorbjörn Björnsson, Maren Eggert, Phil Hayes, Anaïa Zapp. Print Source: Filmgalerie 451, Berlin.
Helena Wittman: Drift (approximate start time 6.30PM)
Helena Wittmann’s debut is an encounter with different states of the sea, signalling the desire and loneliness of two women. The film passes through different phases, comparable to the rise and fall of the tides. A joint search is followed by a lonely one, then a return and a reemergence. Images are constantly ripped from and sucked back into the whole, calling out for the tides with a whisper. At times hardly perceptible, they are caught between wisps of light bouncing off the dark sea and the blinding white of the bed sheets the morning after. All life takes on the form of the sea, joining in its dance.
Germany 2017, colour, DCP, 97 min, German with English subtitles. Directed by Helena Wittmann. With Theresa George, Josefina Gill. Print Source: Fünferfilm, Hamburg.
is presented in association with Lost Futures
If you would like to catch a glimpse of Helena Wittman's work beforehand, Open City Documentary Film Festival will show two of her shorts 21,3 °c
with the feature Casanova Gene
on which she worked as a cinematographer. (6 September, ICA)
We encourage you two watch both films as the programme intends to present them as a pair. But if you can only come to the second flim, please check the approximate start time above.
Pleasee note that we do not show any advertisement before our film screenings and start the film at the advertised time.
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This Screening is part of the retrospective "Always Somewhere Else - The Cinema of Angela Schanelec in Dialogue"