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Totentanz

Dance Of Death
Pablo Sigg
Switzerland, Mexico 2023
93 min
OV w/ EN subtitles
V'23

TOTENTANZ continues, or perhaps we should say, returns to the moment where LAMALAND (TEIL 1) ended. We witnessed the mutual violence that resulted in the death of the two last descendents of a utopian colony in the Paraguayan jungle, Friedrich and Max Josef Schweikhart. Founded by Nietzsche’s stubborn, racist sister Elisabeth and her husband, the colony thus ended in smoke and suffocation.
What follows is a passage to a jungle underworld. The brothers reconcile in silence and go about their business in this enchanted universe now presented in black and white on 35mm, which captures the dust and decay of their dwellings with a rich variety of greys and nuanced shadow. Like the famous medieval illustrations of danses macabres, TOTENTANZ becomes a universal memento mori, a reminder that all things come to end but never stop.
Sigg’s efforts to shoot a feature in situ without a crew and with a cast of two aging brothers little more than skin and bone are astonishing, not least because if we are to believe what we see, they are connected to modernity only by means of an old transistor radio that plays distorted Beethoven and Schubert as if beamed from some lost Heimat far away. Nevertheless, the true power of the film lies elsewhere—beyond good and evil.
(Gerwin Tamsma)

In the presence of Pablo Sigg.
World premiere on October 28!

Pablo Sigg: 134 EXHIBITS (2009, K), WHAT AN EXCELLENT DAY FOR AN EXORCISM (2010), DER WILLE ZUR MACHT (2013), I, OF WHOM I KNOW NOTHING (2014), LAMALAND (TEIL 1) (2018)

Credits
  • Friedrich Schweikhart
  • Max Josef Schweikhart
  • Pablo Sigg
  • Pablo Sigg
  • Pablo Sigg
  • Emilio del Cañal
  • Hideo Shima
Siggfilm

Siggfilm

DCP
Schwarzweiß
Sat 28 Oct
21:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
OV w/ EN subtitles
iCal
Tue 31 Oct
18:30
Metro, Historischer Saal
OV w/ EN subtitles
iCal
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