A Composer

film type documentary film Production Country Germany, Lebanon production year 2014 runtime 18'00 colour
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Stereo languages Französisch Subtitles Englisch

Daniel Kötter’s single shot film A COMPOSER documents a car ride by Lebanese composer Zad Moultaka, re-imagining a story, when 10 years ago he was threatened for using the word “Israel” in one of his compositions. A film documenting the assimilation of past and present reflected in the recording situation.


director Daniel Kötter Besetzung / Cast Zad Moultaka Schnitt / Editing Daniel Kötter Bildgestaltung / DOP Daniel Kötter Produktion / Production Daniel Kötter Drehbuch / Script Daniel Kötter Tongestaltung / Sound Design Marcin Lenarczyk
2014 Europäisches Kurzfilmfestival Köln UNLIMITED, Germany
2014 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris, Berlin, France
2014 Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Germany
2015 Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany
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Daniel Kötter

Is a director and video artist whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theatre

2010 state-theatre #1 LAGOS
2011 state-theatre #2 TEHRAN
2011 state-theatre #3 BERLIN
2012 state-theatre #4 DETROIT
2013 participants and objectives
2013 state-theatre #6 MONCHENGLADBACH
2014 state-theatre #5 BEIRUT
2016 Repetitionen
2016 Ingolfs Oper