Traces of an Elephant

film type experimental film, documentary film Production Country Germany production year 2011 runtime 27'00 colour
screening format DigiBeta aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3) sound format Stereo languages Englisch Subtitles Deutsch

TRACES OF AN ELEPHANT is a reflection on different attitudes towards the film ELEPHANT directed by Alan Clarke in 1989. It features a number of interviews that deal with Clarke's controversial television drama. Along with their personal memories of the film, the interview partners also reminisce about the structural changes in the city of Belfast during the past twenty years. The documentary approach and the intensity of Clarke's fictional film coalesce.

director Vanessa Nica Mueller Besetzung / Cast Daniel Jewesbury, Derville Quigley, Duncan Ross, Lindsey Mitchell, Ryan Moffett, Sinead Bhreathnach-Cashell, Stephen Wood Schnitt / Editing Vanessa Nica Mueller Produktion / Production Vanessa Nica Mueller Drehbuch / Script Vanessa Nica Mueller Bildgestaltung / DOP Tongestaltung / Sound Design
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden
Viennale Vienna International Film Festival, Wien, Austria
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Germany
exground filmfest, Wiesbaden, Germany
Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Germany
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany (Bester Beitrag des deutschen Wettbewerbs)
  • Vanessa Nica Mueller
  • +49 40 43097299
  • Vanessa Nica Mueller
  • +49 40 43097299
  • Vanessa Nica Mueller
  • +49 40 43097299

Vanessa Nica Mueller

Born in Munich, lives in Hamburg;
studied at the Art Academy Hamburg (HfbK Hamburg) till 2008, she also studied in Jerusalem and in Marseille

2006 Ferne Lichter
2011 Traces of an Elephant
2012 Halbe Nacht

und Videoinstallationen
2015 memory crime
2011 the empty set (mit Anna Lena Grau, Rena Donsbach, Sonja Vohland)