Material

Material

It starts with the laughter of children. Images from the late 80ies in the GDR to the immediate present of the year 2008 in Germany.

Those residual images have besieged my head, constantly reassembling themselves into new shapes that are further and further removed from their original meaning and function. They remain in motion. They become history.

The material remains incomplete. It consists of what I held on to, what remained important to me. It is my picture.

Trailer

Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
1988-2009

Format
HDCam, Digi Beta Pal

Length
164 min

Director
Thomas Heise

Production
Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion in co-production with Thomas Heise and ZDF in collaboration with ARTE

Original Language
German

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Berlinale 2009
Visions du Réel Nyon 2009
BAFICI Buenos Aires 2009
DOK.FEST Munich 2009
Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2009
Santiago de Chile FF 2009
Festival des Deutschen Films Mannheim 2009
FID Marseille 2009 (Grand Prix of the International Competition)
Lussas IDF 2009
Cambridge FF 2009
Festival of German Film Paris 2009
Vancouver IFF 2009
DocLisboa 2009
Viennale 2009
Festival dei Popoli Florence 2009
Duisburger Filmwoche 2009
Verzio Human Rights FF Budapest 2009
FIC Brasília 2009
DocPoint Helsinki 2010
Punto de Vista FF Navarra 2010
Jeonju FF 2010