Schmetterlingsjäger - 37 Karteikarten zu Nabokov (OmdU)

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Der Schmetterlingsjäger - 37 Karteikarten zu Nabokov (OmdU)

Harald Bergmann
D, 2012
Documentaries, 135min, OmdU

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Der Schmetterlingsjäger - 37 Karteikarten zu Nabokov (OmdU)

Harald Bergmann
D, 2012
Documentaries, 135min, OmdU

Cast: 
Dmitri Nabokov
Heinz Wismann
Klaus Wyborny
Ronald Steckel
Katerina Medvedeva
Corinna Kirchhoff
Wolfgang Michael
Herbert Schuldt
Screenplay: 
Harald Bergmann
zu Texten aus Vladimir Nabokovs Büchern «Ada oder das Verlangen»
«Erinnerung
sprich»
«Deutliche Worte»
Sound: 
Matthias Lempert
Kai Tebbel
Camera: 
Elfi Mikesch
Editor: 
Harald Bergmann
Composer: 
Karim Sebastian Elias
W. A. Mozart (Mitsuko Uchida)
Decoration: 
Manfred Blösser
Costume: 
Gudrun Zöllner
Ludivine van Gaver

Production: 
Harald Bergmann Filmproduktion
Maximage
3sat
SRF
World Sales: 
Harald Bergmann Filmproduktion
Format: 
DCP
Color

This film is a radical test-case for Godard’s notion that “a film must have a beginning, a middle and an end – but not necessarily in that order”. It is no biopic or filmed version of a book, though it does follow Nabokov’s traces closely, especially the novels “Ada or Ardor” and the autobiographical “Speak, Memory”. In both these novels the theme of time is central – and the film too, in content and form, is a meditation on the phenomenon of time. One principal shape this takes is a dialogue between a professor of philosophy (the real-life Parisian scholar Heinz Wismann) and a filmmaker (Klaus Wyborny): as they retrace Nabokov’s own reflections on the “texture of time”, they think through how they can make a film out of it all. Again and again we see them at the cutting table, discussing and criticizing the footage they have before them. At the same time the form of the film itself reflects the puzzle of time as Nabokov construed it. (Marleen Stoessel)

In the presence of Harald Bergmann, Ludivine van Gaver (editing) and the actors Katerina Medvedeva, Corinna Kirchhoff and Herbert Schuldt.

Please note, that also an OmeU version of the film will be screened.