Berlinale: Programme

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Culinary Cinema


Ghosts Before Breakfast

Hans Richter’s experimental film – not an abstract one in this case, but with real objects and people in the leading roles – depicts a “rebellion of the objects” (Richter) in a surreal manner: doors opening and closing by themselves, hats travelling through landscapes without a wearer, revolvers multiplying and threatening people are just a few of the objects which develop a life of their own and populate this film's cheerful dream world.

Germany (through 1945) 1928, 9 min


Hans Richter


Willie Pferdekamp
Hans Richter
Werner Graeff
Paul Hindemith