Tribute Jürgen Böttcher


Jürgen Böttcher
German Democratic Republic 1986
105 min

In 1986 and 1987, Jürgen Böttcher and his crew travelled to Georgia to film this fascinating country and its people. Böttcher, the painter, was particularly interested in the art of Georgian painter Niko Pirosmanishvili whose uvre he had seen in an exhibition in Berlin 20 years ago. Although it was clear for him that times had changed, he reckoned that some of the atmosphere depicted in Pirosmanishvilis paintings should still be there. Thomas Plenert, his director of photography, had been in Georgia a couple of years before, and had been overwhelmed. Another influence was Georgias most well-known contemporary filmmaker, Otar Iosseliani.

  • Jürgen Böttcher
  • Thomas Plenert
  • Eberhard Pfaff
  • Gudrun Plenert
  • Anne Richter
DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilm, Gruppe «document»

Progress Filmverleih Burgstraße 2710178 Berlin, Deutschland T 30 247 37 76

35 mm
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