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SAY GOODBYE TO THE STORY (ATT 1/11) Christoph Schlingensief, D 2011, 23 min


Berlinale Shorts Competition Logo 2012


A rain of nightmares: deleted scenes from a film who consists only of deleted scenes. Their most truthful moment is a dream sequence in which the agony of the first sequence dissolves in a frenzy only to come back and haunt the third sequence. Nothing is finished, not even the intertitles. Everything is becoming. Or decaying. Schlingensief is driven to despair by his actors who are in front of, thus in the way of, his camera. He curses, he dances through the picture, he repeats and repeats. He wipes the lens looking for the moment between the pictures.

A not-Making of that tells us more about the death of a story as a story about the death of a story ever could. "Once more: Everybody has to learn, that sometimes there is a good moment to say godbye to the story. --- And then it's perfect." This fragment is perfect because a film, as we know it, would have been nothing but a big mistake. (Jörg v. d. Horst)

Christoph Schlingensief @ Filmgalerie 451

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