Angela Schanelec at IFFR
Das Glück meiner Schwester
Stylish variation on the problems of triolism. Two sisters try to share a man. Début.
Plätze in Städten
Warm and melancholy portrait of the secondary school student Mimmi. She is lonely and closed, but the film-maker manages to get through to her in a meticulous picture of her surroundings.
Mein langsames Leben
Film-maker Schanelec allows the protagonist to walk out of her films and watches from a distance as life goes on. Using cool techniques, she engenders filmic warmth.
Bald and restrained reflections by a young Berlin photographer who doesn't know what she wants. The film knows very well what it wants and follows the woman to Marseilles.
In her acute contemporary version of Chekhov's Seagull, the former theatre actress Angela Schanelec reveals her phenomenal control of dialogue and filmic language. Unspoken pauses acquire form in small, radical sentences and camerawork that can tackle any character depth.
Der traumhafte Weg
Spanning over thirty years, the film tells the story of two couples who go through an existential crisis while facing the larger crisis of Europe. In a minimalist style, Angela Schanelec delivers a deep insight into the state of contemporary man and society. A quiet, rigorous masterpiece.