Olanda

A film by Bernd Scho­ch. In Roma­ni­an with Ger­man and Eng­lish subtitles.

[Credits] [Tickets & Ter­mi­ne] [Trai­ler]

A spraw­ling myce­li­um. The star­ry sky over the Roma­ni­an Car­pa­thi­ans. The first two images intro­du­ce the dimen­si­ons that are at the core of Olan­da: details and fine struc­tures on the one hand, con­stel­la­ti­ons and the big­ger pic­tu­re on the other. The focus is on a sea­so­nal asset of the area – the mushroom. Amongst peop­le it is the fora­gers who are nea­rest to them and the focus of the film is on them: on walks through the forest, in the tent camp, during car rides and con­ver­sa­ti­ons. From here it fol­lows the rhi­zo­me-like rami­fi­ca­ti­ons that con­ti­nue to branch out in the form of money: to local and inter­na­tio­nal mer­chants, to an impro­vi­sed shoe mar­ket in a clea­ring, to gamb­ling among col­leagues. The film tells of the­se tra­ding cycles by assuming a mushroom-like struc­tu­re without ever losing its cent­re of thought. Bey­ond an ana­ly­sis of eco­no­mic struc­tures, howe­ver, it is also the sen­su­al docu­ment of a rhythm of ever­y­day life in the forest, as expe­ri­en­ced by fora­gers as the first link in the recy­cling chain. In the cine­ma, it can be expe­ri­en­ced as an audio­vi­su­al mushroom-trip into the magi­cal world of the Car­pa­thi­an forests.

 
Credits:

DE 2019, 154 Min., rumä­ni­sche OmU
Regie: Bernd Schoch
Kame­ra: Simon Quack
Schnitt: Bernd Scho­ch, André Siegers

 
Trai­ler:

OLANDA • Trai­ler EN subs from fuen­fer­film on Vimeo.

 

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