DOK Leipzig mourns Busso von Müller
A friend and colleague, cameraman and filmmaker Busso von Müller has passed away. He was only 48 years old. He made his mark not only on numerous feature-length and made-for-TV films due to his eye for shot composition: his oeuvre includes documentary films made together with Julia Albrecht that were equally screened at DOK Leipzig.
“His shots for Shanghai Fiction remain a lasting remembrance, images that readily ‘bowled us over’ during the first viewing – so wild and radical: we hadn’t seen that in German documentaries until then. When we were supposed to present the film jointly in Shanghai later on in the course of a programme at the Expo and came into conflict with Chinese censorship, I had the fortune to experience how someone struggles for artistic and moral integrity and is able to maintain them in a degrading situation. I am grateful for that. And for getting to know a person capable of attuning himself 100 per cent towards his counterpart. Maybe that’s why he was able to create those kinds of shots. They’ll be missing, just like Busso. Our thoughts are with Julia and Noa.” (Grit Lemke)