At center stage are the two poets Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, who came to know each other in post-war Vienna. Their dramatic postal exchange creates the textual basis of the film. Two young actors meet in a recording studio to read the letters. The tumultuous emotions of proximity and distance, fascination and fear captivate them. However they also enjoy each other’s company, arguing, smoking, discussing their tattoos and favourite music. Yesterday's love, today's love and tomorrow's: where the lines are blurred lies the heart of the film.
- Grand Diagonale Prize for a Feature Film, Best Editing Award for a Fiction Film (Dieter Pichler) - Diagonale
- The Scam International Award, Special Mention (Youth Award) - Cinéma du Réel
- Anja Plaschg
- Laurence Rupp
- Ina Hartwig
- Ruth Beckermann
- Johannes Hammel
- Dieter Pichler
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An unclassifiable literary film.
A one-of-a-kind experience.
One of the year’s dreamiest films is also one of the most elegantly and ingeniously realized films on longing.
I enter into a close relationship with the people in front of the camera, even if it is only for a short time, it's almost like a love story. Analytic reflection comes before and after.
Ruth Beckermann was born in Vienna. She studied Journalism and History of Art in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York, after which she obtained her doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Vienna. Along with Josef Aichholzer and Franz Grafl, she co-founded the Filmladen distribution company in 1978. She was involved with the company for seven years, and her first films and books date from that period. Her latest feature, THE WALDHEIM WALTZ, premiered at the Berlinale Forum 2018.