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Rasendes Grün mit Pferden

Rushing Green with Horses

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Rushing Green with Horses is a collection of brief moments, filmed between 1999 and 2018 on journeys, at home, with friends and alone. They are private gestures that attract my attention, spontaneously filmed beyond narration or documentary: Anton in his apartment in Lichtenberg, Lilian and Nanouk 10 days old, Jón’s 94th birthday, Sofia dancing, James and Robert transport the 16mm projector, snow at Cape Cod, Detel in her atelier, Franz and Sabrina get married, a trip to Detroit, a stormy sea in black-and-white, Alma and Ernie at the Brandenburger Gate. We see the same people at various ages, as a child, as a teenager, as a young woman… sometimes hear someone speaking, hear music, or silence. Somewhere in the middle of the film there is a handwritten sentence that appears upside down before it gets turned around: “A child asleep in its own life”.

by
Ute Aurand

Germany 2019

German, English

Documentary form
82’ · Colour & Black/White · 16 mm

World premiere

Crew

Director
Ute Aurand
Director of Photography
Ute Aurand
Editing
Ute Aurand
Sound Design
Ute Aurand
Sound
Ute Aurand
Producer
Ute Aurand

Biography

Ute Aurand

Ute Aurand, born in Frankfurt/Main, West Germany in 1957 and raised in Berlin, studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) from 1979 to 1985. Alongside her own film work she has been curating film programs since 1990 – the monthly “Filmarbeiterinnen-Abend” (1990-1996) and the series “Sie zum Beispiel” (1995–96). She is co-founder of the group “Filmsamstag” (1997–2007) as well as of the series “Großes Kino, kleines Kino,” experimental films for children, Arsenal. She has taught at the Universities of the Arts in Hamburg and Bremen as well as at the HGKZ in Zurich. In 2015 she initiated a Bolex workshop. Her films have been seen at international film festivals.

Filmography (selection)

1980 Schweigend ins Gespräch vertieft; 7 min. 1982 Umweg; with Ulrike Pfeiffer, 12 Min. 1985 Paul Celan liest; 5 min. 1987 Feucht-Trocken-Warm-Kalt-Island; with Margarita Albrecht, 30 min. 1988 Oh! Die vier Jahreszeiten; with Ulrike Pfeiffer, 20 min. 1993 Detel+Jón 1988-1993; 33 min. 1994 Bärbel und Charly; with Bärbel Freund und Karl Heil, 35 min. 1995 Kleine Blumen, kleine Blätter; 48 min. · Maria und die Welt; 15 min. 1998 Terzen; 50 min. 1999 Fadenspiele; with Detel Aurand, 8 min. 2001 Filmmuseum Berlin; 21 min. 2002 Im Garten; with Bärbel Freund, 29 min. · Tulipan; with Bärbel Freund, 1 min. · Für Frau Foerster; with Bärbel Freund, 3 min. 2004 Halbmond für Margaret; 18 min. 2005 India; 57 min. 2006 Der Schmetterling im Winter; with Maria Lang, 29 min. · Hier ist es zur Zeit sehr schön; with Maria Lang, 55 min. 2008 In die Erde gebaut; 42 min. · Im Park; 6 min. · A Walk; 4 min. · Zuoz; 1 min. 2009 Kopfüber im Geäst; 15 min. 2011 Paulina; 5 min. · Franz; 5 min. · Maria; 3 min. · Junge Kiefern; 43 min. 2012 Susan; 5 min. · Lisbeth; 2 min. 2013 To Be Here; 38 min. · Fadenspiele 3; with Detel Aurand, 9 min. 2014 Philipps 60. Geburtstag; 5 min. 2015 Sakura, Sakura; 2 min. 2016 Four Diamonds; 4 min. 2017 Lisa; 4 min. 2019 Rasendes Grün mit Pferden (Rushing Green with Horses)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Ute Aurand Filmproduktion

World sales

Ute Aurand Filmproduktion