Streetscapes [Dialogue]

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Streetscapes [Dialogue]

Heinz Emigholz
D, 2017
132min, OmdU

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Streetscapes [Dialogue]

Heinz Emigholz
D, 2017
, 132min, OmdU

Cast: 
John Erdman
Jonathan Perel
Natja Brunckhorst
Screenplay: 
Heinz Emigholz
Zohar Rubinstein
Sound: 
Christian Obermaier
Jochen Jezussek
Camera: 
Heinz Emigholz
Till Beckmann
Editor: 
Heinz Emigholz
Till Beckmann

Production: 
Filmgalerie 451
Heinz Emigholz Filmproduktion
World Sales: 
Filmgalerie 451
Format: 
DCP
Color

A film director confides in his interlocutor. He talks about the working process, about creative blocks, about artistic crises and expressive forces. At some point, the idea takes hold that this conversation could be turned into a film. This is the very film we’re watching them in.The screenplay for the feature STREETSCAPES [DIALOGuE] focuses on the essential questions of filmmaking and is based on a five-day analytical marathon that Heinz Emigholz undertook with trauma specialist Zohar Rubinstein. Their re-enacted exchange becomes the key not only to the Streetscapes series, but also to the director’s entire oeuvre. In and around buildings by Julio Vilamajó, Eladio Dieste and Arno Brandlhuber, John Erdman plays the director and Jonathan Perel the analyst. They discuss breakdowns, breakthroughs and the mediating effect of the camera, they sift through the artist’s childhood for clues. The architectonic backdrops ensure that the subject is always present. In this playful film, Emigholz achieves something his work has long sought to do: to give equal weighting to both foreground and background. (Christoph Terhechte)

In the presence of Heinz Emigholz.