V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Shakkei. Geborgte Landschaften

V' 17

Shakkei. Geborgte Landschaften

Shakkei. Borrowed Landscapes

Hartmut Bitomsky
D, 2010
Documentaries, 175min, OmeU

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Shakkei. Geborgte Landschaften

Hartmut Bitomsky
D, 2010
Documentaries, 175min, OmeU

Contributors: 
Adam Mattocks
Fred Ihrt
Larry Lente
Derek Scammell
Bill Wilson u.a.
Screenplay: 
Hartmut Bitomsky
Sound: 
Jochen Jezussek
Camera: 
Rebecca Baron
Mike Jarmon
Chris Laine
Kolja Richter
Volker Langhoff
Yakim Humbrott
Editor: 
Theo Bromin

Production: 
Big Sky Film
World Sales: 
Big Sky Film
Format: 
DCP
Color

Bitomskys new film was inspired by the Japanese shakkei, which stands for the “borrowing” of a landscape. Japanese gardens are often planned so that a found “natural” landscape is connected with designed elements. For his film Bitomsky rediscovers his own material – like STAUB (2007) and B-52 (2001) – and creates a new whole. (Marius Babias)
Bitomsky’s more recent films look at our so-called “post-industrial” future, where film has a different future than it has until now: “The cinema in the past 100 years has faithfully accompanied the industrial age. And now we have to be prepared for the fact that a certain kind of filmmaking, a certain way of recording the gaze on the world, is coming to an end.” (Hartmut Bitomsky).

In the presence of Hartmut Bitomsky.

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