Films A to Z
- 27 min.
- Year of Production:
- Aaron Himler
- Production Company:
- Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
- Berlinale Section:
- Perspektive deutsches Kino
- Berlinale Category:
- Essay Film
The present, the whole present and nothing but the present. A young man on a footbridge, a bus departs, his friend is gone. This is followed by a majestic parade through a shopping centre. This central shot in the film is a fragile balancing act between documentary observation and subtle direction. Deliberately asynchronous sound serves to heighten the sense that events are nothing more than a construction of an apparently familiar reality. The boy's melancholic bearing, and the way the film unfolds, are embedded in an extremely expressive, albeit narratively minimalistic, dramaturgy of colour. Vibrant colours introduce each individual sequence: blue, green, yellow, orange, red.
BIOGRAFIE Nicolaas Schmidt
Born in Leipzig, East Germany in 1979, the filmmaker, video and conceptual artist now lives in Hamburg. He studied liberal arts, time-based media and film at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. His work has been presented at international film festivals and exhibitions. Final Stage screened in the 2017 Perspektive Deutsches Kino at the Berlinale where it won the Special Jury Prize.
FILMOGRAFIE Nicolaas Schmidt (selection)
2020 Inflorescence 2017 Final Stage 2016 Compare 2016 Autumn 2015 36KFRGB-S29: Die Manifestation Des Kapitalismus in Unserem Leben Ist Die Traurigkeit 2014 Leaving Monochromia 2014 36000 Frames RGB 2013 Break 2012 Forever 2011 Die Reise Mit Der Eisenbahn Hat Sich Durchaus Ein Wenig Gelohnt 2010 Ohne Schlechtes Gewissen Geniessen 2010 Der Lauf Und Chopin 2009 Sense + Innocence 2008 Neuseenland