DRIFT

Helena Wittmann

IFFR 2018

Bright Future

  • 95'
  • Germany
  • 2017
Two young women spend time together in a holiday destination on the coast. One soon returns home, while the other goes off traveling. Before they leave, the filmmaker takes us on a tour: the static camera moves from inside to outside, enlarging the world.
Motion is created not by the camerawork, but in the dancing snowflakes around a lone lamp, the rolling of the waves or the dialogues and sounds in the background – stories of arrival and departure, but without being explicit. Then the camera sets off with the traveler on her journey, by bicycle, car, on foot and by boat, through fantastic landscapes and on endless bodies of water shown by turns in broad magnificence and beautiful detail. Where we are headed, and why, seem not to be relevant; just traveling, going with the flow – it’s all about the journey, not the arrival.
Director
Helena Wittmann
Country of production
Germany
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
95'
Medium
DCP
Language
German
Producers
Frank Scheuffele / Fuenferfilm, Karsten Krause / Fuenferfilm
Production Company
Fuenferfilm
Sales
Fuenferfilm
Screenplay
Theresa George, Helena Wittmann
Cinematography
Helena Wittmann
Editor
Helena Wittmann
Sound Design
Nika Breithaupt
Music
Nika Son, Donnie Emerson, Joe Emerson
Cast
Theresa George, Josefina Gill
Website
http://www.fuenferfilm.de/