Tag: experimental film

Discover This: Peak

Appearances are deceptive. The star of this film, the Alps, has been photographed and painted countless times, its images have been reproduced, and its postcards have become a cliché of the postcard genre itself. Over the years, the Alps have become a construction and a fantasy, a wish and a projection of our desires. It is shocking to realize that what we have been taking for granted is not quite what it seems. Hannes Lang’s amazing feature film debut, Peak, suggests: The Alps don’t exist anymore.

Discover This: Gegenwart

When we buried my grandmother’s ashes two months ago, my four-year-old niece asked my sister how it was possible to fit grandma into a baking oven. The entire ceremony, though a sad farewell, opened my eyes to the absurdities that we face when it comes to death. Or rather, to how death seems to be the last great taboo in the society in which I grew up.

Discover This: Sofia’s Last Ambulance

Imagine a film with very long shots. Imagine a film that doesn’t follow a clear story line. Imagine a film without reverse shots, without a commentary, without an exposition or a conventional interest in building up tension. Imagine that film to be set in Bulgaria. At night. Mostly inside an ambulance car. Imagine that film to be one of most exciting films of the year so far.

Film in Berlin: DISCOVER THIS!

A weekly Berlin-­‐based film comment

Hello and welcome to a new facet of Stil in Berlin! This column is called Discover This!, because every week I want to invite you to be curious and open-­‐minded and discover films that you might otherwise overlook. It might not always be apparent, but film is a very political subject. I am not even talking about its contents here, but rather about the politics of attention and money.