V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

LACHENDE STERN

V' 08

DER LACHENDE STERN

Werner Schroeter
BRD/Philippinen, 1983
109min, mehrsprOmdU

DER LACHENDE STERN

Werner Schroeter
BRD/Philippinen, 1983
, 109min, mehrsprOmdU

Contributors: 
Künstlerische Mitarbeit
Peter Kern/Franz Christoph Gierke/Bibiena Houwer/Christel Orthmann
Screenplay: 
Werner Schroeter
Sound: 
Ernesto Enriquez
Camera: 
Werner Schroeter
Editor: 
Christel Orthmann
Werner Schroeter

Production: 
Luxor Film / ZDF
World Sales: 
Peter Kern kern@peterkern.net
Format: 
16 mm
Color
Kopie: Video (Digi Beta)

Structured like a musical collage, Der lachende Stern (The Laughing Star) is a film about the Philippines and the Third World. Its starting-point was the 1983 film festival in Manila, an event of high symbolic value for its founder, Imelda Marcos, the First Lady of the Philippines. Der lachende Stern reflects the cultural reality of the Philippines with interviews, excerpts from ethnological films, news broadcasts and «dramatizations». The latter include a wonderful dialogue between father and son, reminiscent of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu, which identifies precisely the chasm between traditional ways of life and the excesses of «modernization». Schroeter unsparingly captures the fact that one of the few chances of survival for young people is prostitution - and that in a country, which, according to Imelda Marcos, «focuses on human resources». An extensive survey of a society at the brink of a dramatic cataclysm. (Gary India)

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