Programme

Panorama

The theme of being forced to start over and move from one place to another runs through the Panorama section’s documentary films. The main figures find different ways of coping with where they end up. They catalogue memories and testimonies of their previous lives on cassettes, explore their past through home movies, or find solace in mythical literature. At the same time, they discover their new surroundings via smartphones, analyse traces of the past through historical sources, reinterpret them and overwrite them with their own meanings. In one way or another, in some cases quietly and in others loudly, they offer resistance in adverse circumstances. But playing a role in all cases are practices of remembering which find traces of the past in the present.

The diversity of the methods used by the protagonists to recall the past is also mirrored in the cinematic approaches to depicting and narrating them. Sometimes observational, sometimes participatory, sometimes poetic, sometimes reflective, the selected documentaries take a close look at individual and collective memories. They are representative of a variety of documentary narratives ranging from direct cinema to essay film through to smartphone video, and the dynamic relationship between film-makers and those filmed unfolds in the most diverse ways.

Curators:

US
2022
Documentary
117’
OmU

In a Rorschach psychological test, Nan Goldin’s sister, who is undergoing psychotherapeutic treatment, sees something that she sums up in […]

Eskape

Neary Adeline Hay

FR
2021
Documentary
70’
OmeU, dt. UT

This film will also be available online on our VoD platform from April 18 to April 30, 2023. Please note: […]

We again this year want to provide a platform to forms and formats with special cinematic qualities and to follow […]

Seven Winters in Tehran

Steffi Niederzoll

DE / FR
2023
Documentary
97’
OmeU, dt. UT

Transcripts, sketches, voice recordings and a reconstructed model of Shahr-e Rey prison in Tehran: as the camera moves through the […]

Sun Under Ground

Mareike Bernien, Alex Gerbaulet

DE
2022
Documentary
39’
dt. OmeU

Special Screening at the Recklinghausen training mine Departure Shuttle: 6 pm from Schauburg Meeting point Recklinghausen training mine: 7 pm […]

The Eclipse

Nataša Urban

NO
2022
Documentary
110’
OmeU, dt. UT

This film will also be available online on our VoD platform from April 18 to April 30, 2023. Please note: […]

The Visitors

Veronika Lišková

CZ / NO / SK
2022
Documentary
83’
OmeU, dt. eingespr.

Czech anthropologist Zdenka moves with her husband and three sons to Svalbard, Norway, to study the impact of globalisation on […]

DE
1982
Documentary
60’
dt. OmeU

Josef Reinhardt gazes out over the expansive field. The farmer next to him glances down or to the side most […]