It opens in the dark, in a corridor; water is flowing ... Voices echo in these sewer tunnels; it is the abyss of Munich, under the river Isar. The voices tell fragments of stories: about vanished people, violence, memory loss – while the camera is now above ground, scanning the city‘s façades, including those of the ‘Third Reich‘. The city appears as a body winding its way through time, past and present. Like a thread through memories, a spiral runs through it: a shell, a whirlpool, the turn of a staircase, the ever-recurring voices of the past. The film is a collage: it jumbles traces of history and forms of nature, bringing images, voices and sounds from different sources to the same level. A story of living beings and living environments, of fossils which challenge our perception of time.
2021 71 Berlinale – FORUMexpanded [did not take place due COVID] 2022 72 Berlinale – FORUMexpanded