The documentary Die Grube (The Pit) (prod: Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF) revolves around a mineral water pool in director Hristiana Raykova’s hometown of Varna in Bulgaria. Situated right by the sea, this thermal pool is lovingly called “the pit” by local residents. Sitting in the hot water, they lean back up against the pool’s edge and philosophise about their lives. Here personal and political convictions collide, and tell of both social change and stagnation at the periphery of Europe.
Katja and Julius Feldmeier’s documentary interview film 6Minuten66 (6Minutes66) (prod: triebwerk films, Ludwigsburg) has been invited to participate as a guest in Perspektive Deutsches Kino. In the film, 15 directors (Dietrich Brüggemann, Nikias Chryssos, Katrin Gebbe, Helene Hegemann, Sonja Heiss, Cüneyt Kaya, Laura Lackmann, Jakob Lass, Tom Lass, Burhan Qurbani, Axel Ranisch, Christian Schwochow, Mia Spengler, Thomas Stuber, Tini Tüllmann) explore the question of whether the cinema is dying out as a location, an art form, and language. Their responses will also be taken as an occasion to discuss these issues at a “Reden über Film” (“Talking about Film”) panel in the Audi Berlinale Lounge.
The complete programme of Perspektive Deutsches Kino will be announced in January.
by Tamer Jandali
with Stella Vivien Dhingra, Sophia Seidenfaden, Sönke Andersen, Lenika Lukas
Die Einzelteile der Liebe (The Components of Love)
by Miriam Bliese
with Birte Schnöink, Ole Lagerpusch, Andreas Döhler, Justus Fischer
Die Grube (The Pit)
by Hristiana Raykova
by Henning Beckhoff
with Franziska Petri, Godehard Giese
Medium-long feature film
by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
with Zejhun Demirov, Deniz Orta, Cem Göktaş, Ferhat Keskin, Mikael Bajrami
Guest of the Perspektive:
by Katja Feldmeier and Julius Feldmeier
December 20, 2018