Shot in 3D, August is loosely based on the life and work of Cologne photographer August Sander (1876-1964). In surreal and dreamy sequences, it imagines the artist at the end of his life, nearly blind and haunted by the death of his son, and by the figures he has photographed. As in his other films, director Fast tells a story of trauma, war and relationships; with clarity of images and ambivalence of meaning.  All Short films at IFFR 2017

The other films shown within Tiger Competition for Short Films 6

Filmmaker
Omer Fast
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Germany
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
15’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Irene von Alberti, Frieder Schlaich
Production Company
Filmgalerie 451
Sales
Filmgalerie 451
Writer
Omer Fast
Cinematography
Stefan Ciupek
Editor
Janina Herhoffer, Omer Fast
Production Design
Beatrice Schultz
Sound Design
Jochen Jezussek
Music
Dirk Dresselhaus
Cast
Jens Weisser, Bernhard Schütz, Bastian Trost, Niklas Kohrt, Vito Schlichter