Monografie Angela Schanelec

Der traumhafte Weg

The Dreamed Path
Angela Schanelec
D 2016
86min
V'19

Unter Angela Schanelecs Filmen ist dies der geheimnisvollste, nicht zufällig lässt sein Titel Traumlogisches anklingen. Wieder gibt es Paare, die sich lose über Jahrzehnte berühren, halb Spiegelungen, halb Umspringbilder. Schanelecs Schnitttechnik, die auf narrative Übergänge immer wieder radikal verzichtet, vollzieht Sprünge über Länder und Zeiten hinweg. So unvermittelt, wie sie dabei Menschen trennt, so überraschend führt sie diese wieder zusammen. In einer Schicksalsmontage trifft ein ehemaliges Liebespaar nach vielen Jahren aufeinander – ein verhängnisvoller Moment, der einem der beiden den Lebensatem nimmt. (Robert Weixlbaumer)

In Anwesenheit von Angela Schanelec.

 

In DER TRAUMHAFTE WEG, the problem of past and present is one of realized potential, of who is buoyed by a social safety net and who is summarily thrown away. In the opening scene, we meet two buskers, Theres and Kenneth. Kenneth’s mother has been in an accident and, at his father’s urging, he must acquire morphine to euthanize her. This trauma certainly does not help Kenneth’s heroin habit. When we see him again in 2015, he is drugged out and homeless. His dream of being a musician has faded, and when Theres runs into him, she can only muster pity.
At the start of the second half, we meet a divorcing couple, Ariane, an actress, and David, a successful photographer. They have a daughter who plays soccer. Her parents insist that she is talented, and when she breaks her arm, David is insistent that the doctor takes care to protect the girl’s future soccer prospects. These people have no connection to Kenneth and Theres, aside from the fact that Ariane’s movie is shooting in the city square where Kenneth is begging. But Schanelec’s point seems clear. The “dreamed path” is not for everyone. (Michael Sicinski)

In the presence Angela Schanelec.

Credits
  • Miriam Jakob - Theres
  • Thorbjörn Björnsson - Kenneth
  • Maren Eggert - Ariane
  • Phil Hayes - David
  • Anaya Zapp - Fanny
  • Alan Williams - Kenneth's father
  • Miriam Horwitz - Real estate agent
  • Petra Trenkel - Theres’ mother
  • Benjamin Hassmann - Theres’ son Thomas
  • Angela Schanelec
  • Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
  • Rainer Gerlach
  • Reinhold Vorschneider
  • Angela Schanelec
  • Maja Tennstedt
  • Birgitt Kilian
Filmgalerie 451, WDR, Arte
Filmgalerie 451
Piffl Medien
DCP
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