Those Who Go Those Who Stay

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    Those Who Go Those Who Stay

    Directed by

    Austria

    2013

    75 min

    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian

    Documentary

    Rain on a window pane, a fire truck, a tomcat with innumerable offspring: it is an intentionally unintentional gaze that allows for chance encounters, for stories and memories – leads that Ruth Beckermann follows across Europe and the Mediterranean. Nigerian asylum seekers in Sicily, an Arab musician in Galilee, nationalists drunk on beer in Vienna, the Capitoline Wolf, and three veiled young women trying for minutes to cross a busy road in Alexandria. Threads, cloth and textiles pop up like book marks in a fabric of movement, of travelling or seeking refuge.

    THOSE WHO GO THOSE WHO STAY is a story of being on the move, in the world and one’s own life.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Ruth Beckermann
    Cinematography
    Johannes Hammel
    Peter Roehsler
    Ruth Beckermann
    Editing
    Ruth Beckermann
    Dieter Pichler
    Music
    Eleni Karaindrou
    Production
    RUTH BECKERMANN FILMPRODUKTION
    Festival Bookings
    AUSTRIAN FILMS

    Press

    Those Who Go Those Who Stay never becomes so alarmist. It just points in that direction.

    David D'Arcy, IndieWire

    Ruth Beckermann

    Ruth Beckermann

    Austria

    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.

    Selected Filmography