Monografie Angela Schanelec

Marseille

Angela Schanelec
D, F 2003
92min
V'19

„All meine Filme beruhen auf dem Gedanken, dass ein Großteil des Lebens undurchschaubar, voller Missverständnisse und dem Zufall überlassen ist. Die Figuren leben im Widerspruch zwischen diesem Ausgeliefertsein und dem mehr oder weniger ständigen Versuch, sich dagegen aufzulehnen.“ (Angela Schanelec). Die Fotografin Sophie verbringt ein paar Wochen alleine in Marseille, macht Bilder von Straßen, wandert durch die Stadt, lässt sich auf einen Flirt ein. Drei Akte, drei Schauplätze (Marseille, Berlin, Marseille) und eine Schicksalsmacht, die freundlich, aber auch erschreckend sein kann. (Robert Weixlbaumer)

In Anwesenheit von Angela Schanelec.

 

The city of Marseille holds a special place in the history of literature as well as that of cinema. Its historical role as a harbor during the German occupation of France made it a literal place of transit, a non-place par excellence in which ghosts without identity wait for their next life. The crying seagulls still carry the promise of new worlds but not every building faces the sea, especially not in times of social injustice. For Sophie, the protagonist of Angela Schanelec’s take on the city, it’s a place to be in, to walk through. She looks around (she is a photographer), falls asleep on a bus, talks with a man, gets to know him. In its calm and precise observations, the film shows that Marseille is first and foremost an idea or an image for Sophie, not a reality. Being there, or even being one of the ghosts of our time is not as romantic as it was meant to be. Schanelec’s map of the city follows a path of alienation. The policemen ask Sophie to move on, her French is not good enough, the closer she gets, the more distant it all seems. It’s a drama of disappointment, but also of longing for more. Only back in Berlin does Marseille become alive for Sophie. That’s as tragic as it is comforting. (Patrick Holzapfel)

In the presence of Angela Schanelec.

Credits
  • Maren Eggert - Sophie
  • Emily Atef - Zelda
  • Alexis Loret - Pierre
  • Eva Lageder
  • Elisabeth Beyer
  • Mathias Baudez
  • Jérôme Leleu
  • Benjamin Granier
  • Marie-Lou Sellem - Hanna
  • Louis Schanelec - Anton
  • Devid Striesow - Ivan
  • Angela Schanelec
  • Jörg Kidrowski
  • Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
  • Reinhold Vorschneider
  • Bettina Böhler
  • Felicity Good
  • Anette Guther
Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, ZDF, Arte/Neon Productions
Deutsche Kinemathek
35 mm
Farbe
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