One Hundred Steps

The camera wanders through two stately homes – an aristocratic country estate in Ireland and a grand bourgeois mansion in Marseille – both of which are now open to the public as museums. Little by little, visitors reveal themselves to be performers. Their music acts as ephemeral occupations of these loaded settings, denying a simplification of “European” and “Other”, pivoting the power relations of who is doing the telling and who must listen. The film offers a new approach to negotiating the past, the consequences of this past and the present.
by Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca
with Eabha Bourke, Mona Boutchebak, Malachy Bourke, Bob Quinn, Hakim Hamadouche
Germany / France 2021 English,  Gaelic,  French,  Occitan,  Arabic 31’ Colour & Black/White

Part of the Berlinale Summer Special

With

  • Eabha Bourke
  • Mona Boutchebak
  • Malachy Bourke
  • Bob Quinn
  • Hakim Hamadouche

Crew

DirectorsBárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca
ScreenplayBárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca, Pedro Sotero, Daniela De Lamare
CinematographyPedro Sotero, Joana Luz
EditingDaniela De Lamare
Sound DesignGábor Ripli
ProducersMichel Balagué, Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca
Co-ProductionVolte Films, Marseille

Produced by

Volte

World sales

Volte

Bárbara Wagner

The artist was born in Brasília, Brazil in 1980 and graduated from the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem, the Netherlands in 2012. Her photographic work focuses on how ordinary people present their bodies to a supposedly interested public. It has been exhibited around the world, is held in international collections and has been published in monographs. Since 2011, she has been collaborating with Benjamin de Burca. Their work has been selected for various festivals and exhibitions including Videobrasil, the Locarno Film Festival, the Berlinale and the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Filmography (short films, co-director: B. de Burca)

2013 Cinema Casino 2014 Desenho Canteiro (Plan Plat) 2015 Faz que vai (Set to go) 2017 Estás vendo coisas (You are seeing things) · Bye Bye Deutschland! Eine Lebensmelodie (Bye Bye Germany! A Life Melody) · Terremoto Santo (Holy Tremor) 2018 Rise 2019 Swinguerra 2021 One Hundered Steps

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021

Benjamin de Burca

Born in Munich, Germany in 1975, the artist and filmmaker grew up in Ireland. He studied fine art at the Glasgow School of Art and at the University of Ulster in Belfast and worked as an artist in outreach projects with young people involved in gangs in Glasgow and Belfast. Between 2006 and 2008, he was co-director of the Catalyst Arts Centre. His artistic practice extends from painting, collage and photography to film, video and installation. Since 2011, he has collaborated with Bárbara Wagner. Their work has frequently been presented internationally, including a number of times in Berlinale Shorts, most recently in 2019 with Rise.

Filmography (short films, co-director: B. Wagner)

2013 Cinema Casino 2014 Desenho Canteiro (Plan Plat) 2015 Faz que vai (Set to go) 2017 Estás vendo coisas (You are seeing things) · Bye Bye Deutschland! Eine Lebensmelodie (Bye Bye Germany! A Life Melody) · Terremoto Santo (Holy Tremor) 2018 Rise 2019 Swinguerra 2021 One Hundred Steps

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021