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Berlin JWD

A film by Bernhard Sallmann. On January 21st and 22nd at the fsk. No dialogue

[Credits] [Tickets & Termine] [Trailer]

After a four-part cycle based on Theodor Fontane’s Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg („Ramblings through Brandenburg”) (Oderland, Rhinland, Spreeland, Havelland), Bernhard Sallmann turns to urban land­scapes for his latest docu­men­ta­ry BERLIN JWD (G 2022) – more pre­cis­e­ly, he explo­res the area bet­ween the Ringbahn in Berlin and the city limits. At the end of the 19th cen­tu­ry, the area was a desti­na­ti­on „janz weit drau­ßen” (“very far away”) for the „pro­le­ta­ri­an mas­ses”. Now, the­re is natu­re, indus­tri­al zones, con­s­truc­tion sites, his­to­ri­cal buil­dings, newer buil­dings, and many indi­ca­ti­ons of uphe­aval. The viewer’s eyes can take a delightful “stroll” through the obser­va­tions, pho­to­gra­phed pre­cis­e­ly with a fixed came­ra and during the cour­se of the chan­ging sea­sons, while the ears hear the sound of the places. Sometimes peo­p­le appear in the pic­tu­re. Though the­re is no dia­lo­gue, this is not a silent Berlin film. The fact that names such as Spree-Teltow Pyramid, Arkenberge, Dichtervillen descri­be quite ordi­na­ry places is also very much Berlin. (Birgit Kohler)

Credits:

DE 2022, 74 Min, ohne Dialog,
Regie & Kamera: Bernhard Sallmann
Schnitt: Christoph Krüger.

Trailer:
BERLIN JWD | Trailer deutsch ger­man [HD]
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