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Crackle of Time – Christoph Schlingensief and his Opera Village in Burkina Faso

GER 2012, 106 min

An African Bayreuth? An Opera in Burkina Faso?

Synopsis

Christoph Schlingensief, the German film, theatre and opera director had a vision for an opera village in Africa. Despite cancer, he made trips to Burkina Faso, such was his devotion and conviction. CRACKLE OF TIME tells the story of the impossible project: To build an opera village in Burkina Faso, a space combining art and life, with a school, theatre, hospital, living quarters, a football field, a lunchroom. Schlingensief wanted everything what it needs to live and survive. Everything in one place. From the initial location search in May 2009 and the Groundbreaking in February 2010 to the emergence of the school the documentary takes us up close to the German artist Christoph Schlingensief and his architect Diébédo Francis Kéré who originally comes from Burkina Faso. But then everything changed. Christoph Schlingensief died in August 2010.
Death played a role from now on. After a period of stillstand the team of the opera village went on. The documentary get behind the vision of the ‘opera village’ and witness the struggles and hurdles.

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Language: German, Subtitles: German, English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Credits

Director    
Sibylle Dahrendorf
With    
Christoph Schlingensief, Diébédo Francis Kéré, Aino Laberenz, B. Henri Kéré, Stanislas Meda, Thierry Kobyagda, Thomas George, Celina Nicolay, Familie Sidibé, Familie Diallo, Ensemble VIA INTOLLERANZA II
Director of Photography    
Philipp Tornau, Ingo Brunner, Christoph Krauss, Lionel P. Somé, Lennart Laberenz
Assistant Camera    
Zacharia Ouédraogo, Sibiri Sawadogo
Editor    
Oliver Karsitz, Frank Brummundt
Music    
Josep Sanou
Sound    
Bianka Schulze, Ulla Kösterke
Assistant Sound    
Porgo Seydou, Diallo Djiba
Re-recording Mixer    
Michael Riedmiller
Assistant re-recording Mixer    
Thomas Kalbér
Sound Designer    
Bernd Biemüller, Markus Glunz
Dialogue Editing    
Markus Glunz, Dietrich Körner
Assistant Director and Assistant Producer    
Lena Trunk, Katharina Woll
Assistant Producer Burkina Faso    
Ariane Zeba, Lisa Herkenhöhner
Post-production Coordinator and Assistant Editor    
Jochen Kraft
Producer    
Johannes-Kaya Nowbary
Producer    
Michael Bogar
Co-producer    
Sibylle Dahrendorf
Produced by    
Perfect Shot Films
Co-produced by    
ZDFkultur (Wolfgang Bergmann), ORF (Franz Grabner) and Goethe-Institut
Funding    
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderanstalt, Deutscher Filmförderfonds 

DVD-Details

Extras
80 min. exclusive bonus material: Interviews, Outtakes and the original Operndorf films of the Venice Biennale 2011, Trailer
Language
German
Subtitles
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Country Code
Code-free
System
PAL / Color
Length
106 min + 80 min Extras
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
DD 5.1 + 2.0
Set-Content
Softbox (Set Content: 1), Booklet (8 pages)
Release date
07.12.2012
Rating
From 0 years

Distribution Details

Screening Format
DCP (2K, 24 fps, 5.1)
Blu-ray Disc
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Language
German
Subtitles
German, English
Promotion Material
Trailer, A1 poster
License Area
Worldwide
Rating
From 0 years