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Eigentlich eigentlich Januar

Film still from EIGENTLICH EIGENTLICH JANUAR: A hand holds a photograph of cars parked in front of a house inscribed with graffiti.

Thu 30.03.

  • Director

    Jan Peters

  • Germany / 2022
    100 min. / DCP / Original version

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Followed by a discussion with Jan Peters, Moderation: Birgit Kohler

As was the case with his diary films November, 1-30 (1998) and December, 1-31 (1999), Jan Peters' project was clearly defined: to expose a three-minute roll of 16mm or Super-8 film every day for a month. Thus, EIGENTLICH EIGENTLICH JANUAR consists of 31 clips: holidays in the snow, to-do lists, a Tati poster, a bicycle route in Neukölln, students in Kassel, old family photos, advertising columns, stones, graves, and much more. The superimposed analogue material that he himself developed, leads to coarse-grained, flickering, discolored shots with streaks and scratches, so that the present seems almost as historical as the often-cited 80s. A breathless excess of off-screen text combines thoughts on Don Quixote, Walter Benjamin, Robert Flaherty, Jonas Mekas, film funding without conditions and immortality for all. Obsessive image-making, collecting, searching, archiving and questioning become an autobiographical contribution to cinematic historiography. (Birgit Kohler)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media