The Dreamed Ones

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The Dreamed Ones (Die Geträumten)

Directed by Ruth Beckermann

  • Austria 2016; 89 min
  • Original version: German
  • Genre: Fiction
    • 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


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.



    Philipp Diettrich  

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