Glück meiner Schwester

V'19

Das Glück meiner Schwester

My Sister's Good Fortune

Angela Schanelec
D, 1995
85min, OmeU

Bild: Deutsche Kinemathek © Viennale © Viennale

Das Glück meiner Schwester

Angela Schanelec
D, 1995
, 85min, OmeU

Fri
25
Oct
11:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
Wed
06
Nov
16:00
Filmmuseum
Cast: 
Anna Bolk
Wolfgang Michael
Angela Schanelec
Michael Maertens
Margit Bendokat
Andreas Herder
Jirka Bethke
Lukas Confurius
Katharina Linder
Johannes Schütz
Screenplay: 
Angela Schanelec
Sound: 
Herbert Wüst
Camera: 
Reinhold Vorschneider
Editor: 
Angela Schanelec
Costume: 
Petra Wilke

Production: 
dffb
Luna Film
MDR
SFB
Format: 
35 mm
Color

One of the boldest and most vulnerable takes on the insolvable labyrinth of love. Every gesture and every word spoken in Angela Schanelec’s first feature is at risk of being swallowed up by the noise of the city. It is the sound of numbness. Sometimes one almost forgets about it but then it reappears louder than before. The city is Berlin and it becomes a sort of habitat for endless moments of doubt. These moments are a whole life. Three characters are involved in what could be a classical love triangle. Yet the arrangement of two half-sisters (one of them played by the director herself) and the man they are in love with doesn’t change. There are no clear choices. Every step towards joy hurts somebody else. The characters repeatedly ask about happiness. There is no easy answer, because admitting to happiness just once could already cause pain in others. Schanelec frames faces from continuously differing angles and makes clear that joy, and indeed any other emotion, are a question of the perspective we have on someone. In the big city, there are endless possibilities for closeness and distance. Emotions don’t just show themselves, they must be constantly worked upon. (Patrick Holzapfel)

In the presence of Angela Schanelec.