Rhinland. Fontane

Bernhard Sallmann is working on a film project in several parts dedicated to Theodor Fontane. Rhinland. Fontane is the second part and follows Oderland. Fontane. The filmmaker’s interest is historic on the one hand, which emerges in the precise recital of passages from Fontane’s book “Die Grafschaft Ruppin” (Ruppin County): peat cutters’ working conditions, Prussian militarism, capitalist speculators, the author’s self-reflections or the drastic experience of the Thirty Years’ War. On the other hand, Sallman’s concept of a strict registry of places and landscapes in long, static shots with location sound is indebted to the present day. (Ralph Eue)

Director's Biography
Bernhard Sallmann
Born in Linz in 1967, completed his studies of media science, German and sociology in Salzburg and Berlin, as well as directing at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Since 2004 he has been a freelance filmmaker based in Berlin. Sallmann received numerous awards, among others the DEFA Förderpreis for “Träume der Lausitz” and the Local Artist Award at Crossing Europe 2017 for “Oderland. Fontane”.

Films Selection: Rhinland. Fontane (2017, doc) — Oderland. Fontane (2016, doc; CE’16) — Die Welt für sich und die Welt für mich (2013, doc; CE’13) — Fastentuch 1472 (Lenten Veil 1472, 2015, doc) — Das schlechte Feld (The Bad Field, 2011, doc; CE’11) — Träume der Lausitz (2009, doc) — Die Lausitz 20X90 (2004, doc; CE’06), — 400 km Brandenburg (2002, doc) — Berlin-Neukölln (2001, doc) 
Local Artists 2018
Bernhard Sallmann
Germany 2017
67 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Bernhard Sallmann
Cinematography Bernhard Sallmann
Editing Christoph Krüger
Sound/Sounddesign Klaus Barm
Producer(s) Bernhard Sallmann
International Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere 
International Festival Leipzig for Documentary and Animated Film 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
International Premiere