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Revision & And-Ek Ghes...

GER 2012, 2016, 200 min

Philip Scheffner has created a distinct form of political thinking in his films that enables a redistribution of visibility and invisibility. He creates complex image and soundscapes, interweaves stories, and meticulously follows traces that constantly open up in new directions. REVISION and AND-EK GHES... (in co-direction with Colorado Velcu) as a double DVD.

Synopsis

DVD 1:
REVISION
Direction: Philip Scheffner, Script: Merle Kröger, Philip Scheffner – D 2012, 106 Min. + 36 Min. Extras

A documentary turns into a cinematic REVISION. Like a puzzle, the film puts together the facts around the death of Grigore Velcu and Eudache Calderar at the German-Polish border in 1992. Scheffner composes an increasingly disturbing pattern of landscape and memory, witness testimonies, documents and investigations. The police files contain the names and adress of Grigore Velcu and Eudache Calderar. However, their families never even got to know, that a trial had been held.

DVD 2:
AND-EK GHES…
Direction: Philip Scheffner, Colorado Velcu, Script: Colorado Velcu, Merle Kröger, Philip Scheffner – D 2016, 94 Min.

AND-EK GHES... continues an extraordinary collaboration between the co-directors Philip Scheffner and Colorado Velcu. It began with the film REVISION (Berlinale, Forum 2012): The attempt to establish a common cinematic space between protagonists, filmmakers and the audience has now, three years since, been enlarged. The camera duplicates itself; besides the filmmaker’s, there are one, two, three cameras that wander from hand to hand.

Awards and Festivals

  • REVISION: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2012 / 42. Internationales Forum des Jungen Films 2012
  • REVISION: Bester Dokumentarfilm – GoEast Filmfestival 2012
  • REVISION: Fritz-Gerlich Filmpreis – Filmfest München 2012
  • REVISION: Award of Excellence – Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival Japan 2013
  • REVISION: Bild-Kunst Schnitt Preis – für die Montage des Films REVISION 2013
  • AND-EK GHES...: 66. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2016 / 46. Internationales Forum des Jungen Films 2016
  • AND-EK GHES...: Nominated for “Best documentary” – German Film Critics Award 2017
  • AND-EK GHES...: Nominated for “Grimme Award” 2016

Credits

REVISION
Director​

Philip Scheffner
Script​
Merle Kröger, Philip Scheffner
Cinematographer
Bernd Meiners
Montage
Philip Scheffner
Original Sound
Pascal Capitolin, Volker Zeigermann
Sound Design
Volker Zeigermann, Simon Bastian
Mix
Pierre Brand
Image mastering​
Matthias Behrens
Online Studio Image
wave-line GmbH
Online Studio Sound
Zeigermann-Schmahl GbR
Commissioning Editor ZDF/ARTE
Doris Hepp
Co-producers​
Marcie K. Jost, Meike Martens, Peter Zorn
Producers​
Merle Kröger
Production
pong Film GmbH
Co-production
Blinker Filmproduktion, worklights media production, ZDF in cooperation with ARTE
Production promoted by
Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmstiftung NRW, Deutscher Filmförderfonds
Development promoted by​
FFA, DEFA Stiftung

AND-EK GHES...
Director​

Philip Scheffner, Colorado Velcu
With
Colorado Velcu, Parizan Nistor, Casino Nistor, Eldorado Velcu, Calil Velcu, Noami Nistor, Rebeca Velcu, Sara Velcu, Nelu Cîrstea, Mario Ilie, Fecioara Velcu, Emporio Ilie, Armani Ilie, Ecstasy Ilie, Zefir Chiciu, Lulughia Velcu, Shaolin Velcu, Simpatic Velcu, Catalin Velcu, Creaţia Velcu, Jeckichan Velcu, Elvetia Miclescu, Elis Velcu, Paliser Ciliean, Director Ciliean, Atos Nistor, Darius, Philip Scheffner, Merle Kröger, Prefekt Miclescu, Vandana Miclescu, Amelica Velcu, Paradis Velcu, Leonardo Velcu, Gica Caldararu, Remus, Vica, Aritaxon, Tocaito Miclescu, Pegas, Milord Ciucur, Razbunator Miclescu
Script​
Colorado Velcu, Merle Kröger, Philip Scheffner
Cinematographers
Colorado Velcu, Philip Scheffner, Parizan Nistor, Casino Nistor, Mario Ilie, Emporio Ilie, Noami Nistor, Fecioara Velcu, Zefir Chiciu, Jeckichan Velcu, Rața Miclescu, Calil Velcu, Donadoni Miclescu, Bernd Meiners and others
Montage
Philip Scheffner
Title Song Music & Text
Colorado Velcu
Title Song Vocals
Parry
Sound Design & Mix
Simon Bastian
Image mastering​
Matthias Behrens
Producers
Merle Kröger, Alex Gerbaulet
Commissioning Editors rbb
Rolf Bergmann, Gabriele Conrad
Production
pong Film GmbH mit Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb)

DVD-Details

Extras
Interview with Philip Scheffner & Merle Kröger about REVISION, 32-page booklet with texts and photos to the films
Language
REVISION: German, Romani, Romanian
AND-EK GHES…: German, Romani, Romanian, Spanish
Subtitles​
REVISION: German, English, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
AND-EK GHES…: German, English
Regional code​
code-free
System
PAL, Color
Length​
200 min + 36 min Extras
Aspect ratio​
16:9
Sound format​
REVISION: DD 2.0
AND-EK GHES… Stereo + DD 5.1
Content
2 Discs, booklet
Release date
15.02.2019
Rating
from 12 years