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Berlinale Shorts

Wishing Well


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A forest glade. A flickering. A cutting sound accompanies and dissects the simplicity of the image immediately, while the camera simultaneously moves backwards – we are distancing ourselves, entering into something new. The journey begins. A child on a path. It remains in the blackness, its hand, its face. The forest. Two universes encountering one another.
With a steady touch and a great sensitivity for movement and rhythm, for form and the fluidity of colours, Sylvia Schedelbauer tells of a search and a discovery. In the reverse motion of objects, time and memory are laid bare and speak of the beauty of the search and the uncovered treasure.
Maike Mia Höhne

Sylvia Schedelbauer

Germany 2018

Without dialogue

13’ · Colour · 16 mm

World premiere


Sylvia Schedelbauer
Sylvia Schedelbauer
Jeff Surak
Sound Design
Sylvia Schedelbauer
Sound Mixing
Philipp Bitter
Colour Correction
Bertrand Glosset, Alfonso Merino
Herbert Schwarze


Sylvia Schedelbauer

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1973, she has lived in Berlin since 1993 where she studied fine art at the Berlin University of the Arts. Her films explore the tensions between general, historical narratives and the personal and psychological and take on the form of poetical treatments of found footage and archive material.

Filmography (short films)

2004 Erinnerungen 2007 Ferne Intimität · Falsche Freunde 2009 Way Fare 2011 Sounding Glass 2014 Sea of Vapors 2018 Wishing Well

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Sylvia Schedelbauer

World sales

Sylvia Schedelbauer