Landen

  • 64'
  • Germany
  • 2023

"Jamais vu is the opposite of déjà vu, a place which seems known appears strange, unknown and new. A scenery which seems familiar appears alienated, she heard."

An essay about Lebanon (mainly) and Germany (also), about coastlines and plants like the marsh samphire, the milk thistle, the angel trumpet or the crimson bottlebrush. About adaptation and transformation as well as resistance, about changes desired and dreaded, the city of Beirut and its unexpected revelations, modernism and time passing by, and, of course, the hopes and fears of its inhabitants, many of whom sense that their future might wait for them across the sea, even if they don’t want to leave.

All of this is presented in a wonderful collage-like narrative style that mixes and integrates different materials and techniques, as if to illustrate the following observation: "The microbiologist and evolution scientist Lynn Margulis developed in the 1960s the theory that evolution is mostly based on symbiosis and cooperation between organisms. She was a strong opponent of Darwin and his survival of the fittest theory. What she was observing in her field of microbiology strongly supports her alternative theory of evolution."

 

Olaf Möller

  • 64'
  • Germany
  • 2023
Director
Vanessa Nica Mueller
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Germany, Lebanon
Year
2023
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
64'
Medium
DCP
Language
German
Producers
Vanessa Nica Mueller, Ingmar Böschen
Sales
studio imaginaer
Screenplay
Vanessa Nica Mueller
Cinematography
Hervé Dieu, Vanessa Nica Mueller
Editor
Vanessa Nica Mueller
Sound Design
Roman Vehlken
Music
Manuel Scuzzo, Harald Finke and Plants
Cast
(Voice Over) Samia Chancrin

Tickets

Q&As are subject to change and may be cancelled at the last minute
  • In Person
    Saturday 28 January 2023
    Cinerama 7
    For professionals
  • In Person
    Sunday 29 January 2023
    Cinerama 5
    With Q&A+EN subtitles
  • In Person
    Monday 30 January 2023
    KINO 3
    With Q&A+EN subtitles
  • In Person
    Saturday 04 February 2023
    Pathé 2
    EN subtitles
Director
Vanessa Nica Mueller
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Germany, Lebanon
Year
2023
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
64'
Medium
DCP
Language
German
Producers
Vanessa Nica Mueller, Ingmar Böschen
Sales
studio imaginaer
Screenplay
Vanessa Nica Mueller
Cinematography
Hervé Dieu, Vanessa Nica Mueller
Editor
Vanessa Nica Mueller
Sound Design
Roman Vehlken
Music
Manuel Scuzzo, Harald Finke and Plants
Cast
(Voice Over) Samia Chancrin