June 2018, berlinale forum

Out Now: "Aus einem Jahr der Nichtereignisse" ("From a Year of Non-Events")

AUS EINEM JAHR DER NICHTEREIGNISSE (FROM A YEAR OF NON-EVENTS) by Ann Carolin Renninger and René Frölke is being released theatrically by Wolf Berlin as of June 14. A premiere with the filmmakers present will take place on June 13. As the seasons change, the film paints a portrait of the everyday life Willi who is almost 90 years old and lives alone on a farm in northern Germany. It’s also a visual essay on the cycle of life, as the camera observes nature, captures fruit and flowers in bloom in all their glory. Textures equally come to the fore: the cat’s fur, the pattern on the coffee service, the structure of a marzipan cake; at times the camera photographs apples or plastic garden chairs as if they were still lifes. The images transcend mere depiction – they contain a feeling of evanescence, which is enhanced by the fragility of the Super-8 and 16-mm material used to film them. Even the black screens that appear when the reels are changed reveal the passage of time. (Birgit Kohler)

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