The One Who Crossed the Sea

Der übers Meer wollte – Still Animated documentary short
Germany, 2020, 11 min.

Language: German with English subtitles
Original title: Der übers Meer wollte
Director: Jonas Riemer
Screenwriter: Jonas Riemer, Lion Bischof
Cinematographer: Georg Meyer
Producers: Jonas Riemer, Johannes Schubert
Festivals: Dresden 2020, Clermont-Ferrand 2021, AFI Docs 2021, Bengaluru 2021, Encounters Bristol 2021, Animatou Geneva 2021, Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro 2021, Brno Sixteen 2021

A refugee from East Germany crosses the Baltic Sea in a folding boat. Years later, he finds a new home in a burgeoning nationalist movement.

Presented with Vera Brückner’s Sorry Comrade