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Special Screening HFF "Konrad Wolf" 2013
Glücks Fall Filme Annegret Sachse, Johanna Ickert, Caroline Bennewitz, Lars Ostmann, Omri Aloni, Jan Mocka, Tobias Wilhelm

An Israeli painting Hitler, a rural family celebration, infidelities, types of laughter, a concert in prison – versions of happiness in documentary miniatures.

Glücks Fall Filme

Documentary Film
90 minutes

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) "Konrad Wolf", rbb
Annegret Sachse, Johanna Ickert, Caroline Bennewitz, Lars Ostmann, Omri Aloni, Jan Mocka, Tobias Wilhelm
Sabine Panossian, Joanna Piechotta, Christoph Rohrscheidt, Christian Möller, Christian Pirjol, Marcus Lauterbach
Antonella Sarubbi, Diana Zolotarova, Emma Alice Gräf, Kai Eiermann
Josefine Häßler
Valentin Finke, Malte Eiben, David Schornsheim, Philipp Nespital, Daniel Sytek
What do an Israeli in Berlin who is painting a portrait of Hitler, a rural family celebration in glorious weather, the discretion of marital infidelities, different types of laughter, athletic movement patterns, the different sense of well-being in old and young people and, for example, a concert in prison, have in common? These 90 minutes of film explore what makes people happy and which social situations can be perceived as exhilarating.
The cross-genre short documentaries frequently work with elements of reality, sometimes with animation and occasionally with fictional inserts. They were planned and realised by students of the HFF “Konrad Wolf” in close collaboration with the rbb, beginning in 2010, to be broadcast during the annual ARD thematic week whose title this year will be “Fortunately”.
This short film project experiments with unconventional documentary formats and recording systems. Its focus is on the visualisation of the students’ generation’s experience. The first step of preparation was a call for project proposals. Students, teachers and editors then made a joint and public decision about which of the treatments had a chance to be realised within the official timeframe of four months. The project is also unique because, being subject to the primacy of education, failure was a legitimate option so as not to curb the students’ appetite for visual storytelling.