DIE GETRÄUMTEN

by Ruth Beckermann
THE DREAMED ONES

Informations

Nation: Austria

Year: 2016

Length: 89'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Anja and Laurence are two young actors who find themselves side by side in a recording studio as they read out loud the correspondence between the poets Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, who met in Vienna after the end of WWII. The poets came from completely different milieus: she grew up in a Nazi family while he was the son of Jews who died in the Shoah. The dramatic correspondence becomes a vehicle for a love story with tension and contrasts even between the actors, in an unexpected and gripping exchange between reality and fiction, past and present. [cg]

Director

Ruth Beckermann

Ruth  Beckermann

Ruth Beckermann (Vienna, Austria, 1952), after studying art history and journalism in Tel Aviv and New York, earned a doctorate from the University of Vienna. She worked as a journalist for several magazines in Austria and Switzerland. Along with Josef Aichholzer and Franz Grafl, she co-founded the Filmladen distribution company in 1978. She was involved with the company for seven years, and her first films and books date from that period. She has been working as a writer and filmmaker since 1985.

Filmography:
Auf Amol a Streik (cm, doc., 1878), Der Hammer Steht auf der Wiese da Draussen (cm, doc., 1981), Wien Retour (doc., 1984), Der Igel (cm, doc., 1986), Die Papierene Brücke (doc., 1987), Nach Jerusalem (doc., 1991), Jenseits des Krieges (doc., 1996), Arena Besetzt (doc., 1999), Ein Flüchtiger Zug nach dem Orient (doc., 1999), Homemad(e) (2001), Zorros Bar Mizwa (doc., 2006), Mozart Enigma (cm, 2006), American Passages (doc., 2011), Jackson/Marker 4AM (cm, 2012), Those Who Go Those Who Stay (2013), Die Geträumten (2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, produttore/director, producer
Ruth Beckermann
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Ina Hartwig, Ruth Beckermann
fotografia/cinematography
Johannes Hammel
montaggio/film editing
Dieter Pilcher
suono/sound
Georg Misch
interpreti/cast
Anja Plaschg, Laurence Rupp
produzione/production
Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion


contatti/contacts
Austrian Films
Anne Laurent-Delage
anne.laurent@afc.at
www.austrianfilms.com

Director statement

“This film certainly does explore new territory. In The Dreamed Ones I not only worked with actors for the first time but also adopted a completely different approach; at the beginning I didn‘t know precisely how far I would move away from the essay film. The idea of using a literary text as the basis developed from a meeting with the literary critic Ina Hartwig, and over the course of a year I developed the screenplay for the film together with her.”

Synopsis Learn more

Anja and Laurence are two young actors who find themselves side by side in a recording studio as they read out loud the correspondence between the poets Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, who met in Vienna after the end of WWII. The poets came from completely different milieus: she grew up in a Nazi family while he was the son of Jews who died in the Shoah. The dramatic correspondence becomes a vehicle for a love story with tension and contrasts even between the actors, in an unexpected and gripping exchange between reality and fiction, past and present. [cg]

Director All about direction

Ruth Beckermann

Ruth  Beckermann

Ruth Beckermann (Vienna, Austria, 1952), after studying art history and journalism in Tel Aviv and New York, earned a doctorate from the University of Vienna. She worked as a journalist for several magazines in Austria and Switzerland. Along with Josef Aichholzer and Franz Grafl, she co-founded the Filmladen distribution company in 1978. She was involved with the company for seven years, and her first films and books date from that period. She has been working as a writer and filmmaker since 1985.

Filmography:
Auf Amol a Streik (cm, doc., 1878), Der Hammer Steht auf der Wiese da Draussen (cm, doc., 1981), Wien Retour (doc., 1984), Der Igel (cm, doc., 1986), Die Papierene Brücke (doc., 1987), Nach Jerusalem (doc., 1991), Jenseits des Krieges (doc., 1996), Arena Besetzt (doc., 1999), Ein Flüchtiger Zug nach dem Orient (doc., 1999), Homemad(e) (2001), Zorros Bar Mizwa (doc., 2006), Mozart Enigma (cm, 2006), American Passages (doc., 2011), Jackson/Marker 4AM (cm, 2012), Those Who Go Those Who Stay (2013), Die Geträumten (2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, produttore/director, producer
Ruth Beckermann
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Ina Hartwig, Ruth Beckermann
fotografia/cinematography
Johannes Hammel
montaggio/film editing
Dieter Pilcher
suono/sound
Georg Misch
interpreti/cast
Anja Plaschg, Laurence Rupp
produzione/production
Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion


contatti/contacts
Austrian Films
Anne Laurent-Delage
anne.laurent@afc.at
www.austrianfilms.com

Director statement Read more

“This film certainly does explore new territory. In The Dreamed Ones I not only worked with actors for the first time but also adopted a completely different approach; at the beginning I didn‘t know precisely how far I would move away from the essay film. The idea of using a literary text as the basis developed from a meeting with the literary critic Ina Hartwig, and over the course of a year I developed the screenplay for the film together with her.”