B3RLIN

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B3rlin

The pocket film camera is the revolutionary device of Cinema's second century. Seen as a natural progression of personal movie making by both Andrei Tarkovsky and Alexandre Astruc, the pocket camera is the equal to the writer's pencil and the artist's sketchbook. We worked up a story while flying over from Amsterdam to Berlin. It came to be about a young woman from the USA, who is sent to Berlin by her mother, a retired dancer from the former Yugoslavia, to meet her biological father, a former high ranking official in what was once the DDR. Her interest in this historical meeting leans clearly toward indifference.

Shot “guerrilla” style with the Nikon Coolpix and an iPhone4 while attending meetings at Berlinale 2014. The haunting soundtrack heard through the film is by Damien Taylor of Flash Hits!.

Details 10min/Color/B&W/Sound/2015

featuring Suzana Mihajlica

Official Selection 2015 Art City Cambridge Film Festival

Inspirations