Souvenir

film type experimental film, documentary film Production Country Germany, Netherlands production year 2019 runtime 20'50
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Dolby SR languages Englisch Subtitles Englisch, Deutsch

SOUVENIR explores the deserted inside of contemporary 36-hour mini cruise ferry ships between the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and the UK. As a low-budget replica of luxurious Caribbean cruises, the ship is in a constant state of transit, never arriving at a final destination. On board, settings and décor bear reference to a European colonial history of seafaring and trade while the actual ocean remains distant - in surveillance monitors, the on-board cinema and panoramic window fronts. A female voiceover is composed out of different interviews with seamen's widows, somewhere in between dialogue and inner monologue, circling around topics of distant love, memory, fury and a departure from society's expectations.


director Lina Sieckmann, Miriam Gossing Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Simon Waskow Schnitt / Editing Lina Sieckmann, Miriam Gossing Drehbuch / Script Lina Sieckmann, Miriam Gossing Bildgestaltung / DOP Christian Kochmann Tongestaltung / Sound Design Tim Gorinski
Festivals
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany
2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Production
  • SCHALTEN & WALTEN
  • Lina Sieckmann, Miriam Gossing
  • http://www.gossing-sieckmann.com
Distribution
  • SCHALTEN & WALTEN
  • Lina Sieckmann, Miriam Gossing
  • http://www.gossing-sieckmann.com
Sales
  • SCHALTEN & WALTEN
  • Lina Sieckmann, Miriam Gossing
  • http://www.gossing-sieckmann.com

Lina Sieckmann

Have produced several experimental documentary films on 16-mm film as a duo;
their works were shown internationally in exibitions and at film festivals;
live and work in Cologne

Filmography
2014 Sonntag, Büscherhöfchen 2
2015 Desert Miracles
2016 Ocean Hill Drive
2017 One Hour Real
2018 EDIFICE

Miriam Gossing

Have produced several experimental documentary films on 16-mm film as a duo;
their works were shown internationally in exibitions and at film festivals;
live and work in Cologne

Filmography
2014 Sonntag, Büscherhöfchen 2
2015 Desert Miracles
2016 Ocean Hill Drive
2017 One Hour Real
2018 EDIFICE