Documentaries

Landstück (OF)

Piece Of Land
Volker Koepp
DEU 2016
122min
V'16

The end moraines of the Uckermark have kept Volker Koepp busy for decades. Following the socio-historical UCKERMARK, he devotes himself in LANDSTÜCK even more intensively to conveying the sensory experience of this sparsely populated, ecologically fascinating region between Berlin and the Baltic sea. The swamp waters rippling in the wind and the swaying treetops and grain fields are like an incitement to focus the gaze on the essence of this swathe of land. When locals and visitors alike rave about the alfalfa fields that prevent desertification but are threatened by conventional farming, when they identify wild herbs atrisk of extinction in a small field, the film becomes a hymn to those resisting the industrialisation of agriculture and the destruction of this cultural landscape. Whether the region’s ten percent organic farmers, local beekeepers or the new inhabitants of a 50-year-old prefab who look out of their windows mesmerised – it’s a respect for nature that unites these otherwise so different neighbors whom Koepp portrays in his film. (Christoph Terhechte)

In the presence of Volker Koepp and Barbara Frankenstein (dramaturg).

Credits
  • Volker Koepp
  • Barbara Frankenstein
  • Andy Michaelis
  • Lotta Kilian
  • Christoph Krüger
  • Familie Sydow
  • Familie Pophal
  • Hannchen Henning
  • Gisela Rinas
  • Rosi Rinas
  • Lucie Triebe
  • Angelika Milz (Herrenstein)
  • Stefan Palme
  • Caroline Riesing (Wilmersdorf)
  • Larissa Rosa Lackner (Böckenberg)
  • Rolf Henke
Vineta Film, RBB

Vineta Film

DCP
col
Related Movies