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  • TRIAL AND ERROR

    Germany 2019,
    57min, engl. sub, DCP

    director:
    Marie Falke

    producer:
    Filmwerk Kalliope

    Synopsis

    Gideon Bachmann instructs Marie with the inventory of his belongings. An accumulation of dozens of boxes, well-filled with his articles, photographies, love letters and film reels. An enormous conglomeration of stories of a man who can be characterized as a witness of the 20th century.
    He spoke six languages and lived in several countries, he worked as a reporter, photographer and filmmaker.
    In every aspect of his life, he was a collector, an intellectual cosmopolite, always surrounded by people, fearful and afflicted with his own mortality.
    Trial and Error recounts the encounter between an aging cosmopolitan who struggles with death and a young film student who’s seeking stories.
    Gideon’s biography and the study of his eclectic character are central motives of this film.
    In this manner the documentary establishes a discourse about life and death and comments on the ambivalent relationship between director and protagonist.

    Team

    Marie Falke directing & editing
    Sophia Schiller camera
    Zino Mikorey sound mastering
    Boris Creimerman color grading
    Dana Bunescu editing supervision
    Erik Schöfer title design

    Festivals

    Worldpremiere: dokumentarfestival dokKa in Karlsruhe

    Prices

    Award for young Talent - dokKa dokumentarfestival Karlsruhe 2019

    by Erik Schöfer