Ada Kaleh

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    Ada Kaleh

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    Germany

    2018

    14 min

    • No dialogue

    Drama

    An indeterminate location, summer. The inhabitants of a shared apartment ask themselves where they might live. They imagine countries, communities, and places. Time passes and nothing can change that — neither human action nor objects and their states. At some point, they all drift into a deep sleep.

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    Cast
    Chinook Schneider
    Katja Lell
    Eric Bossaller
    Lulu MacDonald
    Screenplay
    Helena Wittmann
    Cinematography
    Helena Wittmann
    Music
    Nika Breithaupt
    Production
    HELENA WITTMANN
    Helena Wittmann

    Helena Wittmann

    Germany

    Our bodies are involved in this world and the world is involved in our bodies. They are instruments of insight; we sense, feel and experience. Perception precedes truth. I make films to take a deeper look, to listen, to experiment and to share this experience with an audience. In cinema, I have the possibility to create a concentrated space of perception that may lead to very individual paths of thought and cognition. It‘s a sensual matter.

    Helena Wittmann graduated from the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK) in 2014. She has made several short films, including THE WILD (2013) and 21,3°C (2014), which were shown internationally in exhibitions and film festivals. Her debut feature DRIFT (2017) was selected in competition at Venice IFCW and screened at a number of festivals worldwide including IFF Rotterdam, FICUNAM and Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal among others. She has been working as artistic research assistant at HFBK since 2015.

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