Lawinen der Erinnerung

  • 89'
  • Germany
  • 2012
Dominik Graf originally contacted writer-director Oliver Storz because he planned to make a film of his semi-autobiographical novel Die Freibadclique (2008). But it didn't work out that way: the two TV auteurs, roughly a generation apart, immediately liked each other, and when the older turned out to be terminally ill, the younger quickly raised money for an essay documentary about: one man's journey from the ruins of the Third Reich into the era of post-war reconstruction; the beginnings of a new art in a new nation; opportunities rarely taken and too often forfeited; the many hopes crushed and the very few dreams actually realised.
But Lawinen der Erinnerung is more than a testimony-rooted memoir: It's a forlorn look back in rage and tenderness; a meditation on a culture and aesthetic of self-doubt and civil scepticism lost; and a scathing indictment of how we betrayed the best and most useful of what this generation created.

Director
Dominik Graf
Country of production
Germany
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2013
Length
89'
Medium
Betacam Digi
Language
German
Production Companies
megaherz, WDR
Sales
WDR
Screenplay
Dominik Graf
Cinematography
Martin Farkas
Editor
Rolf Wilhelm
Music
Sven Rossenbach, Florian Van Volxem
Cast
Oliver Storz, Eva Kruijssen