- Maria Schrader - VOR DER MORGENRÖTE
VOR DER MORGENRÖTE
Austria, France, Germany, 2016, 106′
STEFAN ZWEIG, FAREWELL TO EUROPE
The years of exile in the life of Stefan Zweig, one of the most read German-language writers of his time, between Buenos Aires, New York and Brazil. As a Jewish intellectual, Zweig struggles to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany, while searching for a home in the new world.
Zlatna vrata Cinematheque, Tuesday 13 / 9, 17:00Jan Schomburg - ÜBER UNS DAS ALL
ÜBER UNS DAS ALL
ABOVE US ONLY SKY
One could say of Martha’s life that it’s well-balanced, fulfilling – happy. She enjoys her teaching job, has a group of loyal, loving friends and, above all, she has Paul. The man she loves and has been living with for several years now. With Paul at her side, the positive, energetic Martha has no fear of the future. Then two policewomen show up at her door, and with just a few words tear her life apart, into a before and after. The man Martha has been living with is a phantom, his life a lie – a presence that seems to have glided out of her life without leaving a trace. As she tries to cope, she meets Alexander, and a simple, single gesture of his hand suffices to remind her of Paul. Can Alexander fill the gap left by Paul? Unaware of the recent turmoil in Martha’s life, Alexander begins to fall in love with her. They quickly pick up the rites and rituals of a couple: theater, dinner, the keys to her flat. But if there is to be a future with Alexander, Martha must find a way to come to terms with the past …
Selected by Jan Schomburg
Zlatna vrata Cinematheque, Saturday 17 / 9, 19:00
Programm 1: Self ImportanceAndre Siegers - SOUVENIR
The movie Souvenir centers around Alfred D. who refers to himself as an „Exporter ofdemocracy“. On behalf of German foundations Alfred has been travelling the world for over 20 years in order to establish democratic awareness and constitutional structures. The passionate amateur filmmaker captured his missions on hundreds of videotapes and not least he filmed himself, enacting his life abroad in front of the camera or more recently documenting his campaign as a candidate in the European election. In Souvenir historical, political and personal filmic documents meet and interact to create an unusual portrait.
Zlatna vrata Cinematheque, Thursday 15 / 9, 17:00
Programm 2: Dokfilmwoche HamburgSimon Quack - PROCEDURE
An archive cabinet in the Karlsruhe editorial office of the First German Television. It contains the same images for decades: raw material for edited news features on television. The reports are on the proceedings at the Federal Court of Justice. Images of the trial itself have to be missing, but the ban does not apply to the sidelines. The positions of the camera always stay the same; the cases are always different.
External view of Supreme Court, files are brought in, courtroom interior.
The antagonists, the eagle, laws, waiting.
The High Senate. Pan. Break.
Interviews, press officers, the judges.
The reporting itself becomes part of the proceedings. The hearing begins when the presiding judge succeeds in having the press terminate their recordings. There is perpetual re-negotiation during the interviews. The facts are complex; the time for stating them limited.
The court and its televised images reveal their code of procedure.
Zlatna vrata Cinematheque, Monday 12 / 9, 17:00Anja Dornieden /Juan David Gónzalez Monroy - THE MASKED MONKEYS
Anja Dornieden /Juan David Gónzalez Monroy
THE MASKED MONKEYS
The Masked Monkeys of Indonesia are trained by masters who belong to the lowest rungs of Javanese society. The story of their craft inside this ancient spiritual tradition mirrors persisting social hierarchies, equating the monkeys’ learned behaviours to their masters’ desire to overcome their plight.
Zlatna vrata Cinematheque, Monday 12 / 9, 17:00
Programm 3: University of fine Arts Hamburg ProgrammHelena Wittmann - WILDNIS / THE WILD
WILDNIS / THE WILD
Potatoes have to be peeled, withered orchid blossoms must be plucked. Then everything is in order. In addition to demonstrating the unexpected complexities of individual life paths, THE WILD establishes the possibility of “cinematic space” becoming a type of “third space“.
Zlatna vrata Cinematheque, Saturday 17 / 9, 17:00Karsten Krause - ARRANGMENT OF SKIN
ARRANGMENT OF SKIN
The archive is a technical apparatus; a place to dissect, prepare, and preserve. Culture needs a place to store and document the things of nature.
Zlatna vrata Cinematheque, Saturday 17 / 9, 17:00Maya Connors - A NICE PLACE TO LEAVE
A NICE PLACE TO LEAVE
Zlatna vrata Cinematheque, Saturday 17 / 9, 17:00Josefina Gill - DESDE LA MAREA
DESDE LA MAREA – was die gezeiten mit sich bringen
Two journeys by boat across the Atlantic. A man flees to exile in Argentina; 80 years later his granddaughter traces the past. A meditation on time, memory and identity.
Slected by Bernd Schoch
Zlatna vrata Cinematheque, Saturday 17 / 9, 17:00
Albert Serra, Spain
The Special Festival Award for the outstanding contributionto the artistic development of the moving image goes to Alberto Serra
Biography under The Death of Louis XIV ( Competiton Festures)
- The Death of Louis XIV (2016): Cannes Film Festival – Official Selection
- Story of my Death (2013): Festival del Film Locarno – Golden Leopard
- Les noms du Christ (2011)
- Birdsong (2008): Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Grand Prix Split FF
- Honor de Cavalleria (2006): Viennale Directors Fortnight 2006 – Fipresci prize, Torino Film Festival 2006 – Best Film, Belfort Entrevues – Grand prize
- Cuba Libre (short, 2013)
- Le Seigneur a fait pour moi des merveilles (2011)
- Lectura d’un poema (2010)
- Bauca (2009)
- L’alto Arrigo (2008)
- Russia (2007)
- Sant Pere de Rodes (2006)
- Super 8 (2006), co-directed with Christophe Farnarier
- Crespia (2003)
- Selected screening The Death of Louis XIV
AUTEURISM: WHAT USE IS IT TO FILMMAKER?
Since François Truffaut introduced the term “la politique des auteurs” in 1955, auteurism has had a major force in film criticism. Since the 1960s, there have been strong arguments against it, yet it is still the guiding force in many film critic circles (while notably unpopular in academia). But what effect has auteurism had on filmmaking? Has it been positive or negative? In this talk, American film critic Miriam Bale will address young filmmakers, students, and cinephiles in looking at some of the negative effects of a director-centered, self-conscious auteurist cinema. At the same time, as a self-professed auteurist herself, Bale will look at how an auteurist view of film history can be useful to young filmmakers, and where auteurism can go from here.
Has written film criticism for The New York Times, The New York Daily News, and The Hollywood Reporter, as well as Film Comment, Sight and Sound, and Filmmaker magazines. She was the editor of Joan’s Digest, an online feminist film journal. She was also the founding director of the La Di Da film festival, and has organized film programs at Anthology Film Archives, The 92Y, Film Society of Lincoln Center, BAMcinematek, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and other institutions.
City Library Marko Marulić, Friday 16/9, 17:00
YOU AIN’T HEARD NOTHING YET
The word is that the first line uttered in a cinema feature film using synchronized sound was “You ain´t heard nothing yet “. The film´s title is “The Jazz Singer”. It is from 1927 and as the title already suggests, its main topic is music. The relation between image and music has a long history in cinema. In this lecture I want to draw the attention to the visual and narrative strategies in music documentaries by looking at excerpts from film history and some of my own works and thus concentrate on the question on how pictures are translated into sound and vice versa. How does the invisible become audible and how does the fragment relate to the whole of the film?
Zlatna vrata Cinematheque, Wednesday 14/9, 17:00
A MAN OF WORDS, OR WHY I CAN’T MAKE A MOVIE
I am a man of words, I experience and express the world and reality verbally, through language, by using words and sentences, by talking, reading, and sometimes I also write stories, shape them into collections or novels. It is said that everything in the world is mutually connected by means of a story; the only question is whether one can see it or not. I, personally, can see a thousand stories, everything is a story for me, the entire universe and our existence are a story for me, or a novel which we are still writing. I know how to tell it, or at least how to try to do that, but I have no idea how to translate what I might write into an image, i.e. a film. I simply don’t know, nor am I interested in doing that, but that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t like to see someone else do it. I like watching films, not making them. I am a man of words and when I travel, I do not come back from my journeys with images, photographs or films, but with stories, some of which I have written down, and some which I haven’t. However, during one of my best journeys I made, or helped make, a documentary: “From Tokyo to the Morava River”, by a Japanese director and my dear friend Moku Teraoka, a director who makes films while travelling like a nomad. This film is a visual rendition of his story about his encounter with our region. And it’s not bad, really. I, however, have written a novel. And it’s not bad either. Trust me. Because I’m a man of my word.
City Library Marko Marulić, Monday 12/9, 17:00