At the Bottom of the Sea

  • 49'
  • Germany
  • 2020

In south-western Texas, elongated mountain ranges, broad valleys, prairies and deserts pass by. Filmmaker Karsten Krause explores this imposing landscape and its many meanings, starting with its timeless beauty that has inspired many painters. Once, this part of the earth's crust was part of the ocean floor; the compressed skeletons of billions of sea creatures are now mined as limestone.

The human remains found on the route between the Mexican border and destination Houston also tell a timeless story, yet in an entirely different dimension: that of humanity that has since its very beginnings roamed the earth looking for safer pastures. Everything on earth is in constant motion at the smallest and the largest scale. The borderlands between Texas and Mexico, however boundless, seem futile in the light of these forces.

Director
Karsten Krause
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Germany
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
49'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producers
Frank Scheuffele, Julia Cöllen
Production Company
Fünferfilm - Krause & Scheuffele GbR
Sales
Fünferfilm - Krause & Scheuffele GbR
Screenplay
Karsten Krause, Dan Boehl
Cinematography
Karsten Krause
Editor
Karsten Krause
Sound Design
Jakob Spengemann, Karsten Krause
Music
Brian Willey, Karsten Krause