The view from moving trains shows wintery landscapes through windows that sometimes reflect the interior. The montage that drives this technical, experimental short automatically embraces the Detour. The filmmakers shot it with two Bolex cameras in the winter of 1981 during a tour of “New Experimental Films by Women” to eight West German art house cinemas.
by Ute Aurand, Ulrike Pfeiffer Federal Republic of Germany 1983 Without language 13’ Colour & Black/White Rating R0


Director Ute Aurand, Ulrike Pfeiffer

Additional information

Film print: Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin

Ute Aurand

Ute Aurand, born in Frankfurt/Main, West Germany in 1957 and raised in Berlin, studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) from 1979 to 1985. Alongside her own film work she has been curating film programs since 1990 – the monthly “Filmarbeiterinnen-Abend” (1990-1996) and the series “Sie zum Beispiel” (1995–96). She is co-founder of the group “Filmsamstag” (1997–2007) as well as of the series “Großes Kino, kleines Kino,” experimental films for children, Arsenal. She has taught at the Universities of the Arts in Hamburg and Bremen as well as at the HGKZ in Zurich. In 2015 she initiated a Bolex workshop. Her films have been seen at international film festivals.

Filmography (selection)

1980 Schweigend ins Gespräch vertieft; 7 min. 1982 Umweg; with Ulrike Pfeiffer, 12 Min. 1985 Paul Celan liest; 5 min. 1987 Feucht-Trocken-Warm-Kalt-Island; with Margarita Albrecht, 30 min. 1988 Oh! Die vier Jahreszeiten; with Ulrike Pfeiffer, 20 min. 1993 Detel+Jón 1988-1993; 33 min. 1994 Bärbel und Charly; with Bärbel Freund und Karl Heil, 35 min. 1995 Kleine Blumen, kleine Blätter; 48 min. · Maria und die Welt; 15 min. 1998 Terzen; 50 min. 1999 Fadenspiele; with Detel Aurand, 8 min. 2001 Filmmuseum Berlin; 21 min. 2002 Im Garten; with Bärbel Freund, 29 min. · Tulipan; with Bärbel Freund, 1 min. · Für Frau Foerster; with Bärbel Freund, 3 min. 2004 Halbmond für Margaret; 18 min. 2005 India; 57 min. 2006 Der Schmetterling im Winter; with Maria Lang, 29 min. · Hier ist es zur Zeit sehr schön; with Maria Lang, 55 min. 2008 In die Erde gebaut; 42 min. · Im Park; 6 min. · A Walk; 4 min. · Zuoz; 1 min. 2009 Kopfüber im Geäst; 15 min. 2011 Paulina; 5 min. · Franz; 5 min. · Maria; 3 min. · Junge Kiefern; 43 min. 2012 Susan; 5 min. · Lisbeth; 2 min. 2013 To Be Here; 38 min. · Fadenspiele 3; with Detel Aurand, 9 min. 2014 Philipps 60. Geburtstag; 5 min. 2015 Sakura, Sakura; 2 min. 2016 Four Diamonds; 4 min. 2017 Lisa; 4 min. 2019 Rasendes Grün mit Pferden (Rushing Green with Horses)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Ulrike Pfeiffer

Ulrike Pfeiffer was born in Korbach, Germany and lives in Hamburg. After completing an apprenticeship as a photographer with Siegfried Wack in Cologne, she studied art photography at the University of Applied Sciences for Art and Design in Cologne from 1974 to 1978. Between 1979 and 1984 she took a degree in film at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. Alongside her work as a cinematographer and photographer, she also makes her own films on 8mm, super 8, 16mm, 35mm and video. She is a guest lecturer at the Hamburg University of Technology, the University of the Arts in Bremen and the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg and has been a board member of Cinegraph - Hamburgisches Centrum für Filmforschung e.V. since 2009.

Filmography (selection)

1981 Das ist ein Ende; short film 1982 Babalu; short film 1983 Gala; short film 1984 Rokoko(chen); short film 1988 Oh! Die vier Jahreszeiten; co-director: Ute Aurand; short film 1991 Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse; co-director: Ute Aurand; short film 1997 Rokoko 2001 Salut Pierrot; short film 2013 Der Froschkönig von Gazaupouy; short film 2017 Werner Nekes – Das Leben zwischen den Bildern

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019