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Vom Duft der Roten Beete und den Menschen, die ewig leben
The Scent of Beetroot and the People Who Live Forever

new film type animated film Production Country Germany production year 2023 runtime 12'29 colour , animation technique 2D computer animation, 3D computer animation, mixed media
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby Surround languages Deutsch Subtitles Englisch

On a distant planet not unlike our own, a scientist called Tikhon discovers the key to immortality - the scent of beetroot. Those who surround themselves with its scent live forever. Through the excessive use of the beet scent, an impenetrable magenta atmosphere soon envelops the entire planet. Immortality spreads like a virus: death is now not only avoidable, but impossible.


Official Trailer: https://vimeo.com/786284490

director Petra Stipetić, Maren Wiese Produktion / Production DokFront Wittmoser&Kim Tongestaltung / Sound Design Christian Wittmoser Drehbuch / Script Petra Stipetić, Maren Wiese Schnitt / Editing Petra Stipetić, Maren Wiese Bildgestaltung / DOP Petra Stipetić, Maren Wiese Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Thomas Höhl Animation Yannick Stark, Petra Stipetić, Maren Wiese film school Kunsthochschule Kassel
2023 FILMFEST DRESDEN - International Short Film Festival, Dresden, Germany
2023 Fest Anča International Animation Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Kunsthochschule Kassel
  • GbR
  • DokFront Wittmoser&Kim
  • Petra Stipetić
  • https://www.petrastipetic.de/
  • Petra Stipetić
  • https://www.petrastipetic.de/

Petra Stipetić

Petra Stipetić is a qualified sculptor and educator who professionalized her love for storytelling in her animation studies in Kassel. Since then she has produced award-winning short films that have been screened at festivals worldwide. Since 2022 she has been a lecturer of animation and visual storytelling.

2018 Love of Mud
2018 Worst Case Panda
2018 Regrets
2019 brush my hair until i’m dead
2019 Nauru
2019 Your Future
2021 Jeijay
2023 2023 Vom Duft der roten Beete und den Menschen, die ewig leben

Maren Wiese

Born 1990 in Lingen, Germany, she is an animator working in Kassel. She has studied animation at the Kunsthochschule Kassel art school since 2014. In 2016, she founded the collective fishyfilms together with Petra Stipetic.

2015 Boyfriend
2016 Sara
2017 Hesitation
2017 Die Maus, die brüllte
2018 Your Future Game
2019 brush my hair until i’m dead
2019 Nauru
2019 Your Future
2021 Jeijay
2023 Vom Duft der Roten Beete und den Menschen, die ewig leben