Experimentation, Metamorphosis, Transcendence
GERMANY | 90 minutes | 2018
An unlikely mix of acclaimed Filipino underground filmmaker Khavn de la Cruz and veteran Frankfurt School dialectician Alex Kruge, the self-proclaimed perpetual "rear-guard" of 1960s modernism. An absurd and sarcastic blend of bizarre TV clips about electricity, the circus and the theatre, and the most eye-popping scenes from Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember by Khavn de la Cruz, with footage of Merkel and Trump at a G20 summit thrown in for good measure. Get ready to be bowled over!CANADIAN PREMIERE."It is a song with intense yet thoughtful images." Jeonju Fest
Rotterdam Film Festival
Selected : ? 1966 Yesterday Girl /Abschied von gestern (director and screenwriter) ? 1968 Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed /Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel:ratlos(director, producer and screenwriter) ? 1973 Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin (director and screenwriter) ? 1974 In Gefahr und größter Not bringt der Mittelweg den Tod [de] (co-director: Edgar Reitz) ? 1976 Der starke Ferdinand( The strong Ferdinand) (director, narrator, producer and screenwriter) ? 1978 Germany in Autumn (director and screenwriter, along with three other filmmakers) ? 1979 Die Patriotin ( The patriot) (director and producer) ? 1980 The Candidate (director) ? 1983 Die Macht der Gefühle (director, narrator, producer and screenwriter) ? 1983 Krieg und Frieden (director and screenwriter (adapted from his book)) ? 1985 Vermischte Nachrichten (director, producer and screenwriter) ? 1986 The Blind Director (director and screenwriter) ? 1995 Die Nacht der Regisseure (actor ? as himself (uncredited)) ? 2008 Nachrichten aus der ideologischen Antike - Marx/Eisenstein/Das Kapital (director and screenwriter)Awards : Golden Lion in Venice 1968 · Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos Kleist-Preis 1985Grand Jury Prize 1966 · Abschied von gesternGolden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 1982Deutscher Filmpreis - Beste Regie1967 · Abschied von gestern Silver Lion in Venice and Bundesfilmpreis
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