Volker Sattel

La Cupola
2016

15.02. 16:30 Eng. subtitles Akademie der Künste
16.02. 20:00 Eng. subtitles Kino Arsenal 1

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The portrait of a house without supporting walls. A bold dome made of concrete, an open space – right in the middle of the bizarre rock formations of a rugged coast made of reddish granite. The house belonged to actress Monica Vitti and director Michelangelo Antonioni. The emptiness of the “cupola” and the deserted quality of the site are the starting point for speculating – seemingly at random, figures wind up in the image and enter the dome, and even today, the utopia of an alternative concept of living seems to float above its form.

Volker Sattel, born in 1970 in Speyer, lives and works in Berlin. He acts as writer, director, and cameraman in various film forms and genres.

Production: Volker Sattel, Berlin; Caroline Kirberg, Berlin
Screenplay: Volker Sattel
Camera: Volker Sattel, Thilo Schmidt
With: Minze Gaus, Francesca Bertin, Giuseppina Isetta, Stephan Geene, Severin Dold
Format: DCP, Color
Running time: 40 min
Language: Italian, German

Photo: © Volker Sattel