Der traumhafte Weg

Angela Schanelec

IFFR 2017

Signatures

  • 86'
  • Germany
  • 2016

In her latest film, Berliner Schule filmmaker Angela Schanelec remains faithful to her minimalist style; a couple of glances, gestures and words are enough to express a whole love affair, crisis or phase of life.
The meticulously composed, elliptical images, filmed with natural light, tell more than the narrative line. The plot largely consists of suggestive details and snapshots of an amorous couple who meet in 1980s Greece. Together they play guitar in the streets until the boy suddenly has to leave. Thirty years later, they meet again in Berlin. In parallel, perhaps the path the couple could have dreamt of taking, a Berlin TV actress faces a crisis in her relationship with her husband, an anthropologist. The crisis is only expressed in subtle references. The actress always wanted to be someone else, she tells a journalist in the film, but she has to make do with herself. The smallest and most tranquil moments turn out to be the most romantic.

Director
Angela Schanelec
Country of production
Germany
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
86'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Dreamed Path
Language
German
Producers
Frieder Schlaich / Filmgalerie 451, Irene von Alberti / Filmgalerie 451
Production Company
Filmgalerie 451
Sales
Filmgalerie 451
Screenplay
Angela Schanelec
Cinematography
Reinhold Vorschneider
Editor
Angela Schanelec, Maja Tennstedt
Production Design
Jochen Dehn
Sound Design
Rainer Gerlach, Matthias Lempert, Andreas Mücke
Cast
Miriam Jakob, Thorbjörn Björnsson, Maren Eggert, Phil Hayes, Anaïa Zapp, Alan Williams, Miriam Horwitz
Website
http://www.filmgalerie451.de/en/filme/der-traumhafte-weg/