Werner Nekes - Das Leben zwischen den Bildern

Werner Nekes - Das Leben zwischen den Bildern

Deutschland 2016/2017, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

From the moment he co-founded the Hamburg Film Coop in 1967, until his death in January 2017, Werner Nekes was considered one of the most eminent experimental filmmakers. His extensive oeuvre is closely linked to almost 40,000 optical apparatuses, objects, images, anamorphoses, books and documents from six centuries: like an archaeologist, he dug up and collected these items in order to explore film history as a history of media, make it tangible and continue to develop it in his films.

In conversations with his friends and colleagues, among them Bernd Upnmoor, Helmut Herbst, Alexander Kluge, Klaus Wyborny, Daniel Kothenschulte and Helge Schneider, Ulrike Pfeiffer takes us on a journey into the broad expanse of Nekes' cabinet of wonder and his cinematic works. At the same time, this documentary provides an insight into the history of experimental film in Germany. Nekes’ thoughts on painting, the moving image and the influence of visual perception on the way humans understand the world finds immediate expression in a cubistic dance film shot on 16mm, from which we’re shown extracts. Nekes talks about the film and likens the camera’s scope for design to the choices of action open to a child as it explores the world.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Ulrike Pfeiffer
Assistant director:Daniel Gaziano
Screenplay:Ulrike Pfeiffer (Konzept)
Director of photography:Bernd Meiners
Editing:Kawe Vakil
Sound:Andreas Hellmanzik
Audio mixing:Andreas Hellmanzik
Music:André Feldhaus
Participation:Werner Nekes, Bazon Brock, Bernd Upnmoor, Helge Schneider, Alexander Kluge, Daniel Kothenschulte, Anthony Moore, Helmut Herbst, Klaus Wyborny
Production company:Tag/Traum Film- und Videoproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (Köln)
in co-production with:Kinescope Film GmbH (Bremen)
Producer:Cornelia Kellers
Co-Producer:Mike Beilfuß, Matthias Greving
Executive producer:Gerd Haag
Unit production manager:Cornelia Kellers
Original distributor:mindjazz pictures (Köln)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), nordmedia Fonds GmbH Niedersachsen und Bremen (Hannover + Bremen), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Rudolf Augstein Stiftung (Hamburg)
Length:91 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.07.2017, 169565, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Special;
Kinostart (DE): 09.11.2017

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Originaltitel (DE) Werner Nekes - Das Leben zwischen den Bildern

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Original

Length:91 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.07.2017, 169565, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Special;
Kinostart (DE): 09.11.2017
 

Awards

Filmfestival Montreal 2017
Bester Dokumentarfilm, Documentaries of the World
 

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