Spreeland Fontane

This is the third part of a four-part project about Theodor Fontane's (1819-1898) "Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg". The film follows the river Spree and finds its themes with Fontane's feuilletons about the region south of Berlin. The landscape is on the one hand an eternal landscape but on the other it is totally transformed by surface mining. Fontane speaks to our present with the voice of Judica Albrecht. The cinematography records wind, light and micro-movements.

Director's Biography
Bernhard Sallmann
Bernhard Sallmann was born in Linz in 1967. He completed his studies of media studies, German and sociology in Salzburg and Berlin, as well as film directing at Film University Babelsberg. 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 Artists Award at Crossing Europe 2017 for "Oderland. Fontane". 

Film Selection: Spreeland. Fontane (2019, doc) - Rhinland. Fontane (2017, doc, CE'18) - Oderland. Fontane (2016, doc, CE'17) - Die Welt für Sich und die Welt für Mich (2013, doc, CE'14) - 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)
Local Artists 2019
Bernhard Sallmann
Germany 2018
79 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Bernhard Sallmann
Cinematography Bernhard Sallmann
Editing Christoph Krüger
Sound/Sounddesign Klaus Barm
Producer(s) Bernhard Sallmann
Bernhard Sallmann
International Premiere
World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2018
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
World Premiere