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    A DAY AND AN ETERNITY

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    A DAY AND AN ETERNITY

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    A DAY AND AN ETERNITY

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A DAY AND AN ETERNITY

a film by Anna Hepp

A DAY AND AN ETERNITY

Germany | 2010 | 25:00 min

Original Title:
EIN TAG UND EINE EWIGKEIT

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
The film is an 16 mm black and white film about an old aged women, how she is doing her very slowly and simple day structure with all it's great efforts but in disciplineand very decent. Her back voice on black pictures sounds very young, full of energie and childisch. But what she says is very profound; about memory, lonelyness, about death, about suicide.


At the age of 93, Dorothea says she has lived a full life. She welcomes the approach of death and prays to be delivered from decrepitude. Memories of the past are her only constant companions in the present. Her lifestyle spartan, Dorothea plans every minute carefully: morning gymnastics in bed, breakfast, checking the mail, afternoon nap. Her tiny, frail voice is full of girlish energy and delight, often betraying her cynical humour. Through black-and-white imagery and a specific rhythm, this documentary follows three rules: focus, reduction and accentuation. The camera remains close to Dorothea, who is always in the centre, with nothing to distract. However, a respectful distance is maintained. A Day and an Eternity is a film about the love of life, about people letting go and saying goodbye, and the dignified transcendence of the finite, found in the embrace of death.
Festivals/Awards
Seal of Approval ‘highly recommended’
Int. Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Plus Camerimage, Lodz Polen 2009
Filmfest Hamburg 2010
Videonale.13 Kunstmuseum Bonn 2011

Outstanding Award, Beijing and 10 other awards.
The documentary A DAY AND AN ETERNITY was shown at more than 20 filmfestivals.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Anna Hepp
  • Director of Photography Anna Hepp
  • Assistant director Oliver Freuwörth
  • Editor Gregor Theus, Anna Hepp
Original Languages

German

Production Company
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln | KHM
Peter-Welter-Platz 2, 50676 Köln

Fax: +49 221 2018917

Phone: +49 221 201890

presse@khm.de
http://www.khm.de
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