The Spree – Symphony of a River / Die Spree – Sinfonie eines Flusses

The Spree

It revives and invigorates: the River Spree – the hallmark of Berlin. In his new film, Gerd Conradt shows the river in all its glorious facets – as a border, a waterway, an energy source, a watering place, a work place and habitat – without shunning its more problematic aspects. The images unfold and create a dazzling allure, to the backdrop of Karsten Gundermann’s specially composed symphony, performed by the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s a film which will enchant you as it takes you on a unique journey along the Spree from its source to where it feeds into the Havel.

Trailer

Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2007

Format
HDCam, Digi Beta Pal, Beta SP Pal

Length
52 / 86 min

Director
Gerd Conradt

Production
ma.ja.de. filmproduktion in co-production with KOPPFILM and RBB

Original Language
German

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

achtung berlin 2008
Pyongyang IFF 2008
Sulmona FF 2008
GZDOC Guangzhou 2008