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Souvenir

#2020/080
film type experimental documentary Production Country Germany, Netherlands production year 2019 runtime 20' 50"
screening format DCP ratio 1.85:1 colour colour sound Dolby SR screening format languages English dialogue screening format subtitles German, English subtitles

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 Miriam Gossing, Lina Sieckmann screenwriter Miriam Gossing, Lina Sieckmann editor Miriam Gossing, Lina Sieckmann Director of Photography Christian Kochmann composer Simon Waskow Other Julius Dommer, Julius Dommer, Sharon Smith, Robert Kroos, Joel Sahulenka, Coin Film, Elbe Stevens Film
festivals Rotterdam, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (2019); Oberhausen, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany
director
  • Lina Sieckmann
  • SCHALTEN & WALTEN
  • www.gossing-sieckmann.com
production
  • Lina Sieckmann, Miriam Gossing
  • SCHALTEN & WALTEN
  • www.gossing-sieckmann.com

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

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