Autumn again on planet Earth. Eternally united, a couple of pink rose petals endure the slings and arrows of a heavy thunderstorm. A romantic-conceptualist bedtime story of resistance and redundancy, or the awkward ambivalence of truth, dream, life and love. Let’s unite and blossom!


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    8 min
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  • Director

    Nicolaas Schmidt
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  • Berlinale Section

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    Experimental Film

Biography 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.

Filmography Nicolaas Schmidt

2008 Neuseenland | 2009 Sense + Innocence | 2010 Der Lauf Und Chopin | 2010 Ohne Schlechtes Gewissen Geniessen | 2011 Die Reise Mit Der Eisenbahn Hat Sich Durchaus Ein Wenig Gelohnt | 2012 Forever | 2013 Break | 2014 36000 Frames RGB | 2014 Leaving Monochromia | 2015 36KFRGB-S29: Die Manifestation Des Kapitalismus in Unserem Leben Ist Die Traurigkeit | 2016 Autumn | 2016 Compare