2020 / Grand Prix of Honour
Angela Schanelec

PLACES IN CITIES

Germany / 1998 / Color / 35 mm / 120’

Mimmi is at the age where one listens politely to teachers speaking from a podium at high school and is surprised to find that one can successfully seduce men. Her adolescence is interlaced with melancholy, insecurity, silent observations, involuntary annoyance at her mother, solitude, a carefree spirit that is unruffled by remarks about the transparency of her bathing suit, and the spontaneity of an improvised dance next to a swimming pool.
Like Eustache in La Rosière de Pessac, which Mimmi watches on television during a school trip to Paris, Schanelec captures the passage of time through details that seem insignificant at first glance, such as Mimmi’s nakedness in the light that returns after a long remaining black screen or her red coat as she crosses a bicycle park. One era is coming to an end and opening onto another, of which she knows nothing yet.
“One day, you’ll beg to be understood”, says a young man whom she has just broken up with. “Great, I’ll call you,” she replies nonchalantly: the life before her still seems so long, and the weight of the passing years, so abstract. (M.H.)

Technical sheet

Original version : German.
Subtitles : English.
Script: Angela Schanelec.
Photography : Reinhold Vorschneider.
Editing : Angela Schanelec, Bettina Böhler.
Sound : Martin Ehlers.
Casting : Sophie Aigner, Katie Eckerfeld, Louis Schanelec, Vincent Branchet, Katharina Wackernagel, Wolfgang Michael.
Production : Schramm Film Koerner & Weber.
Distribution : Shellac (Thomas Ordonneau).

Director

Angela Schanelec - Germany

Filmography

  • I was at Home, But, 2019.
  • The Dreamed Path, 2016.
  • Princip Text, in Sarajevo's Bridges, 2014.
  • Orly, 2010.
  • Afternoon, 2007.
  • Marseille, 2004.
  • Passing Summer, 2001.
  • Places in Cities, 1998.
  • My sister’s Good Fortune, 1995 .
  • I Stayed in Berlin all Summer, 1994.
  • Prague, March 92, 1992.
  • Far Away, 1992.
  • Lovely Yellow Color, 1991.

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