• Traces of Movement before the Ice

    Traces of Movement before the Ice



  • Traces of Movement before the Ice

    Traces of Movement before the Ice



  • Traces of Movement before the Ice

    Traces of Movement before the Ice



  • Traces of Movement before the Ice

    Traces of Movement before the Ice



Traces of Movement before the Ice

by René Frölke

Traces of Movement before the Ice

Germany | 2024 | 91:00 min

Original Title:
SPUREN VON BEWEGUNG VOR DEM EIS

Content Categories

Documentary Essay-Film Experimental
Super 8 and 16mm
Synopsis
Twenty years after Swiss publishing house Pendo closed its doors, the descendants of its founders repeatedly circle, examine and lose sight of its legacy. Frölke’s film gives structure to this archive via media experimentation.

The film gives brief glimpses into rooms bathed in light. The Bolex camera whirs. Twenty years after the closure of Swiss publishing house Pendo, which was founded in 1971, its story is revealed by way of personification: heir Theresia Weigner and her partner, who repeatedly circle, examine and lose sight again of this legacy with all the weight it carries. Here articles of memory are piled high, cared for, stashed away. Remaining stock, no longer hot off the press, but still packaged up for sale, unfinished manuscripts, cover designs, cassettes, office supplies, correspondence and tax documents are all laid out like in a time capsule: books by Margarete Mitscherlich, Dorothee Sölle, Dom Hélder Câmara, illustrated volumes about Robert Lax or the Sihl Valley. René Frölke’s film gives a structure to this archive and becomes a simple chamber of wonders. He finds his own annotations within the inner pull exerted by the artefacts and accompanies these stubborn, overwhelmed preservers on their way through their everyday life amid the piles of material. Written elements from the film script also play a part.
At the end of the corridor, jazz music sounds from a small radio. [74 BERLINALE Forum]
Festivals/Awards
2024
74 BERLINALE – Forum
Cast and Crew
  • Director René Frölke
Original Languages

German

Production Company
joon film
Norweger Str. 3, 10439 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 53068445

info@joonfilm.de
http://www.joonfilm.de
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