Thomas Heise is a filmmaker whose latest film, Heimat Is a Space in Time (2019), explores the archive of four generations of his family’s correspondences and personal effects as a means of also considering Germany’s history over that period. We discuss his process and formal techniques in presenting this archive.
German filmmaker Valeska Grisebach discusses her latest feature, Western (2017), an exploration of the motifs of the western genre and masculinity through the contemporary trans-cultural situation of German construction workers employed in Bulgaria.
The Berlin School filmmaker returns with The Dreamed Path, the story of two couples’ relationships in two different time periods, presented in minimal, emotionally charged scenes that are linked intuitively – even mysteriously – across the two paths.
Ramon Zürcher is a Swiss filmmaker who has made four short films before releasing his debut feature, The Strange Little Cat. The film, inspired by Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and developed during a seminar conducted by Béla Tarr, focuses on a family over the course of a day – rarely leaving the location of their apartment.… Continue reading Ramon Zürcher Interview (The Strange Little Cat)
Margarethe von Trotta is a German filmmaker whose career began during the famed New German Cinema period. Her films tend to take significant historical and political moments as backdrops to more emotional investigations, particularly between complex, well-drawn women characters. These films include The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, Marianne and Juliane, Sheer Madness, Rosa Luxemberg,… Continue reading Margarethe von Trotta Interview (Hannah Arendt)
A video essay on surveillance camera cinema – films made entirely out of surveillance camera footage- including Faceless, Influenza, and Der Riese. Essay written and edited by Christopher Heron and narrated by Amy Cunningham. This video essay was first published in February of 2012. Works Cited Doyle, Aaron. “An Alternative Current in Surveillance and… Continue reading Surveillance Camera Cinema (Video Essay)
Section 2 of our first issue is a video essay on surveillance camera cinema: films made entirely out of surveillance camera footage. Essay written and edited by Christopher Heron and narrated by Amy Cunningham.