EGOMANIA - INSEL OHNE HOFFNUNG
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Monography: SAY GOODBYE TO THE STORY

Egomania - Insel ohne Hoffnung

Egomania - Island without Hope
Christoph Schlingensief
Federal Republic of Germany 1986
86min
OV w/ EN subtitles
V'20

“Tilda Swinton for a short while was Schlingensief’s muse and passion. She was known then for her performances in the films of Derek Jarman. And it was with and for Swinton, that he made EGOMANIA, a post-Apocalyptic Romantic tone poem about loss photographed under glorious Caspar David Friedrich skies. Shot on a small island, with a small cast and crew, EGOMANIA was improvised according to the vagaries of the weather and the spectacular natural panoramas the team would come upon each day. It is a film full of mannered poses, portentous glances, and brooding landscapes.” (Laurence Kardish)
Dr. Faustus in eternal ice: “While EGOMANIA is among Schlingensief’s most deliberately ugly and offensive films, it stands out as unexpectedly beautiful with its seemingly mythological series of scenes, images, and characters. The film shows an unconscious struggle between creative and destructive forces on an island in the Baltic Sea where peace and joy have been replaced by hopelessness and discord. When true love threatens the island’s state of sadness, it provokes panic in the vampiric baron who reigns over the islanders.” (Kathrin Rhomberg)

With BYE BYE

 

Credits
  • Udo Kier
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Uwe Fellensiek
  • Anna Fechter
  • Anastasia Kudelka
  • Volker Bertzky
  • Dietrich Kuhlbrodt
  • Wolfgang Schulte
  • Ark Boysen
  • Melf Boysen
  • Christoph Schlingensief
  • Alf Olbrisch
  • Dominikus Probst
  • Thekla von Mülheim (= Christoph Schlingensief)
  • Tom Dokoupil
  • Christoph Schlingensief
  • Helge Schneider
  • Werner Funke
  • Anna Fechter
  • Christopher Krieg (= Christoph Schlingensief)
DEM Filmproduktion
Filmgalerie 451
DCP
Farbe
Sun 25 Oct
23:15
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
OV w/ EN subtitles
Thu 29 Oct
11:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
OV w/ EN subtitles
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