Aus einem Jahr der Nichtereignisse (OmeU)

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Aus einem Jahr der Nichtereignisse (OmeU)

From a Year of Non-Events

Ann Carolin Renninger, René Frölke
D, 2016
Documentaries, 83min, OmeU

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Aus einem Jahr der Nichtereignisse (OmeU)

Ann Carolin Renninger, René Frölke
D, 2016
Documentaries, 83min, OmeU

Camera: 
Ann Carolin Renninger
René Frölke
Editor: 
René Frölke
Production: 
joon film
World Sales: 
joon film
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmgarten
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

Willi is nearly 90 years old and lives alone on a farm in northern germany. He likes to talk to his cat, he feeds his chickens and makes his rounds with the aid of a squeaky walker. The garden is overgrown. His house is full of all the things that have accumulated there over the course of a long life, relics of bygone times. occasionally someone comes to visit, or a moped passes by, but not much happens otherwise. As the seasons change, the film paints a portrait of the everyday life of this resolute, slightly dishevelled old man. It’s also a visual essay on the cycle of life, as the camera observes nature, captures fruit and flowers in bloom in alltheir glory. Textures equally come to the fore: the cat’s fur, the structure of a marzipan cake. The images transcend mere depiction – they contain a feeling of evanescence, which is enhanced by the fragility of the super-8and 16-mm material used to film them. Even the black screens that appear when the reels are changed reveal the passage.