ABC is a constantly evolving journey towards a future full of new discoveries and new ways of understanding art and reality. The memory of bygone times and how we have become what we are today. A true love letter to life, to friendship, to Cinema. At the Diagonale’23.
Shot entirely in 16mm, I am here! is a difficult, often painful, but also tenderly nostalgic journey between past and present in view of a new future. An apparently essential feature film, but, in reality, much more complex than it may initially seem. At the Diagonale’23.
Also in this precious little 3.30PM Ludwig Wüst retains the main themes and constants of his cinema, emphasising, if you like, certain trends already traced in the past. And here, that realism and minimalism that were so central in his previous works become quite essential.
The first chapter of the Heimatfilm-Trilogie (which also includes Farewell, 2014, and Heimatfilm, 2016), My Father’s House, dedicated to the director’s recently deceased parents, stages – like the author’s other films – an important inner change and can rightfully be classified as his most intimate and personal work.
According to the author’s words, it is a sort of Odyssey with no return, Egyptian Eclipse. A journey, above all an inner one, that slowly leads to the abandonment of everything related to the past – and, with it, also of the attachment to any material good – and that culminates in the middle of a symbolic desert.
In Departure, every single element is full of strong symbolism and, at the same time, reaches the spectator in a direct way, by speaking a universal language and classifying itself as an apology for true values and freedom.