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Der Engel der Geschichte
The Angel of History

film type experimental film, documentary film Production Country Germany production year 2019 runtime 10'35 colour
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Dolby Surround languages Deutsch Subtitles Italienisch
aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Dolby Surround languages Deutsch Subtitles Englisch, Französisch, Deutsch, Spanisch

A border in Europe. A painting by Paul Klee. A poem by Walter Benjamin. A film about yesterday and today, and how difficult it is to recognize one behind the other.

Official Trailer:

director Eric Esser Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Matija Strnisa Schnitt / Editing Evelyn Rack Drehbuch / Script Evelyn Rack, Eric Esser Bildgestaltung / DOP Michael Zimmer Produktion / Production Eric Esser Tongestaltung / Sound Design Ludwig Müller
2019 FILMZ - Festival des deutschen Kinos, Mainz, Germany
2019 Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris, France
2019 Flensburger Kurzfilmtage, Germany (Jurypreis Non Fiction)
2019 Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Poland
2019 ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
2019 Balneário Camboriú International Film Festival, Brazil
2020 Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Germany
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Eric Esser

Made his first short film in 2003;
holds a diploma in directing and documentary filmmaking from the filmArche in Berlin;
in 2019 MA in documentary directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF;
graduated in media informatics;
lives in Berlin and works for the Berlin Social Science Center

2003 Buns
2004 November
2006 Cevapcici
2006 Dawn Of The Dorks
2009/2013 Chaja & Mimi
2014 We Weren't Given Anything for Free
2018 Rotation