After achieving worldwide success with her debut, a low-budget underdog film called “Die Einstellung” (“shot” and/or “attitude”), which even produced offers from Hollywood, a young director talks in an interview about how it was made, using a single camera set-up to tell a complicated love story. Memories of her dead (!) mother, a relative who owns a cinema, a boarding school principal and the lead actor in her films complement her own explanation, delivered not entirely without vanity, of the secret to her success – “When I shoot a film I really only think of myself”… The internationally-known portrait photographer Bettina Flitner made Me while studying directing at the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin; it is a fictional self-portrait of her as a young, internationally famous film director. Entertainer Hella von Sinnen plays four roles in this amusing satire of the cult of genius worship that surrounds film directors like Jean-Luc Godard, Wim Wenders, or Jim Jarmusch, whose public interviews certainly contributed to the film’s dialogue.
by Bettina Flitner
with Hella von Sinnen, Bettina Flitner
Federal Republic of Germany 1988 German 16' Colour World premiere of the digitally restored version


  • Hella von Sinnen
  • Bettina Flitner


DirectorBettina Flitner
ScreenplayBettina Flitner
CinematographyElke Götz
EditingBettina Flitner
SoundMarion Engelhardt

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DCP: Deutsche Kinemathek


Me & Godard
Thu Feb 22 19:00

Cubix 6

Subtitles: English

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Fri Feb 23 16:30

Cubix 6

Subtitles: English

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