La Cité

The eight-minute short film LA CITÉ revolves around a housing development built in 1957 by the French army in the immediate vicinity of the airport Berlin Tegel. Unused and neglected for over two decades, the derelict development faces an uncertain future. Along a narrative in between document and fiction, oral history and urban myth, LA CITÉ reflects on the mutability of the significance of space. (Lotte Schreiber)

Director's Biography
KARINA NIMMERFALL, born 1971 in Deggendorf, Germany. She studied Visual Arts at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg and Art History at the University of Vienna. Nimmerfall's projects aim at investigating the impact of image production within media, politics and real estate. Her work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions. In 2012 Nimmerfall was Artist in Residence at the Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz. // Films (selected): 1953 (2012, short), DOUBLE LOCATION (2007, short), PARADISE ROAD (2002, short), LA CITÉ (2013, short)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2013
Karina Nimmerfall
Germany 2012
8 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Karina Nimmerfall
Cinematography Karina Nimmerfall
Editing Karina Nimmerfall
Sound/Sounddesign Karina Nimmerfall