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DER TRAUMHAFTE WEG / The Dreamed Path

DER TRAUMHAFTE WEG / The Dreamed Path

[…] a glorious existential sucker punch. Plot-wise, this wonderfully strange, narratively elliptical work from the Berlin School filmmaker moves between two worlds: a young couple’s holiday fling in Greece in 1984 that melts, unidentified, into the lives of an older couple who are separating in Berlin thirty years later. Shot with chilling formal rigor, Schanelec manages to express everything – heroin addiction, the death of a parent, extinct hopes, solitude – through an intense Bressonian framing of mostly hands, feet, and torsos. The film builds its own trance-like rhythm while cold-shouldering onscreen drama. (Annabel Brady-Brown, 4:3)

Born in Aalen, Baden-Württemberg, in 1962, ANGELA SCHANELEC studied acting in Frankfurt am Main. She worked at several German playhouses before studying film directing at the DFFB – German Film and Television Academy Berlin. Schanelec has been an independent film author and director since 1995 and currently also works as a film lecturer. // Films (selection): Das Glück meiner Schwester (My Sister’s Good Fortune, 1995), Plätze in Städten (Places in Cities, 1998), Marseille (2004; CE’05), Nachmittag (Afternoon, 2007), Orly (2010), Der traumhafte Weg (The Dreamed Path, 2016)

European Panorama Fiction 2017

ANGELA SCHANELEC

Germany 2016
DCP / color
86 minutes
dOFmeU / OV with english subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Reinhold Vorschneider
Editing
Angela Schanelec, Maja Tennstedt
Sound
Rainer Gerlach, Matthias Lempert, Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Cast
Miriam Jakob, Thorbjörn Björnsson, Maren Eggert, Phil Hayes, Anaïa Zapp, Alan Williams, Miriam Horwitz, Benjamin Hassmann, Petra Trenkel, Michel Drobnik, Ben Carter, Caroline Garnell, Arthur Marioth, Leo Heim, Steffi Niederzoll, Esther Buss, Paula Knüpling, Helena Hentschel, Louis Schanelec, Nicolas Wackerbarth
Producers
Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti (Filmgalerie 451, DE), WDR (DE), Arte (DE)

Trailer

Production

Filmgalerie 451
Saarbrücker Straße 24, Haus C
10405 Berlin, Germany
info@filmgalerie451.de
www.filmgalerie451.de
World Sales

Filmgalerie 451
Saarbrücker Straße 24, Haus C
10405 Berlin, Germany
info@filmgalerie451.de
www.filmgalerie451.de

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere
Austrian Premiere