The Storyteller. After Walter Benjamin

The Storyteller. After Walter Benjamin
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The Storyteller. After Walter Benjamin (2016)

Country: Germany

Duration: 62 min

Director: Nathaniel Knop
Screenplay: Peter Rippl
Producer: Anatoli Skatchkov
Cinematographers: Nikita Hohlov, Peter Rippl
Editor: Anatoli Skatchkov

Nomination: Competition, Documentary Feature

Age limitations: 6+

Plot

Walter Benjamin expressed the vanishing of the verbal form of storytelling in his 1936 essay. Following Benjamin's description of a storyteller we are looking at the storyteller of today. The selected protagonists are: architects Peter Eisenman and Nikolaus Hirsch, artists Özge Açikkol & Seçil Yersel, Simon Starling, Nikolay Polisski, fakir Lalu Baba, activist Ali Shamsher, walrus hunter Boris Girgiroskyn. Their effort shows that behind each of the works there stands a personal experience, absorbing the experiences of many. Relived again and again it determines the practices of one’s life.
Today’s storyteller, be it an artist or an architect presents a possibility to share the experience without words. He makes visible and tangible for us that which remains inexistent for the media and the commerce.

Rewards and nominations

  • Architecture & Design International Film Festival, New York, 2016 - Official selection
  • International Film Festival, Pune, India, 2016 - Official selection
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit | MOCAD, 2017 - Special screening
  • Philosophicum, Basel, Swiss, 2017 - Special screening

Trailer

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