Autumn again on planet Earth. Eternally united, a couple of pink rose petals endure the slings and arrows of a heavy thunderstorm. A romantic-conceptualist bedtime story of resistance and redundancy, or the awkward ambivalence of truth, dream, life and love. Let’s unite and blossom!
by Nicolaas Schmidt Germany 2020 English 8’ Colour World premiere


Written and Directed by Nicolaas Schmidt
Cinematography Nicolaas Schmidt
Editing Nicolaas Schmidt
Sound Nicolaas Schmidt
Art Director Nicolaas Schmidt
Producer Nicolaas Schmidt

Produced by

Eternal Trend Towards Grey

Nicolaas Schmidt

Born in Leipzig, East Germany in 1979, the filmmaker, video and conceptual artist now lives in Hamburg. He studied liberal arts, time-based media and film at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. His work has been presented at international film festivals and exhibitions. Final Stage screened in the 2017 Perspektive Deutsches Kino at the Berlinale where it won the Special Jury Prize.

Filmography (short films)

2008 Neuseenland 2009 Sense+Innocence 2010 Der Lauf Und Chopin · Der Lauf und Chopin · Ohne Schlechtes Gewissen Genießen · Ohne schlechtes Gewissen genießen 2011 Die Reise Mit Der Eisenbahn Hat Sich Durchaus Ein Wenig Gelohnt · Die Reise mit der Eisenbahn hat sich durchaus ein wenig gelohnt 2012 Forever 2013 Break 2014 36000 Frames RGB · Leaving Monochromia 2015 36KFRGB-S29: Die Manifestation des Kapitalismus in unserem Leben ist die Traurigkeit · 36KFRGB-S29: Die Manifestation Des Kapitalismus In Unserem Leben Ist Die Traurigkeit · Autumn 2016 Compare 2017 Final Stage; Perspektive Deutsches Kino · Final Stage; medium-length film 2019 Believe 2020 Inflorescence

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020