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17th(2015)



Seven Times a Day We Bemoan Our Lot and at Night We Get up to Avoid Dreaming

Susann-Maria HEMPEL

  • Germany
  • 2014
  • 18min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Animation

Korean Premiere | 2014 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen – Best Contribution to the German Competition / 2015 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – Grand Prix



 
 

Synopsis

 A cinematic devotional book. Based on interviews with an unemployable sufferer (and his fellows), living in the East German countryside. Who lost his memory in 1989 and woke up into several nightmares.



 
 

Program Note

 Twisting the phrase in the \'Book of Psalms\', \"Seven times a day I praise you,\" this cinematic devotional book is based on the interview with a man in Eastern Germany who lost his memory long time ago and suffers from nightmares every night. In this experimental film, the ravaged inner side of an individual is visualized through text banners and miniatures. Winning awards in prestigious film festivals such as Dresden, Hamburg, Oberhausen, and Clermont-Ferrand, this film talks about fear and disgust against the backdrop of cute and friendly setting. And the ending brings ultimate sadness with the outcry of people wrecked in the world: \"There\'s no ship to come save us.\" [LEE Jeeheng]


 

Director

  • Susann-Maria HEMPELSusann-Maria HEMPEL

    Susann Maria HEMPEL was born in 1983 in Greiz, Germany. She studied Media Art & Design at Bauhaus University in Weimar. Her award winning films include: The Crying Third (2008), The Flies (The Birds II, 2010), The World in Stillness Clouded (2012), The Big Rot (2013).

Credit

  • ProducerSusann-Maria HEMPEL
  • Screenwriter Susann-Maria HEMPEL
  • Cinematography Berta Valin ESCOFET
  • Art director Susann-Maria HEMPEL, Philipp HERLT
  • Editor Susann-Maria HEMPEL
  • Sound Susann-Maria HEMPEL