Eigentlich eigentlich Januar

Jan Peters's project was clearly defined: to expose a three-minute roll of 16mm or Super-8 film every day for a month. Thus, EIGENTLICH EIGENTLICH JANUAR consists of 31 clips: holidays in the snow, to-do lists, a Tati poster, a bicycle route in Neukölln, students in Kassel, old family photos, advertising columns, stones, graves, and much more. The superimposed analog material that he himself developed leads to coarse-grained, flickering, discolored shots with streaks and scratches, so that the present seems almost as historical as the often-cited 80s. Obsessive image-making, collecting, searching, archiving and questioning become an autobiographical contribution to cinematic historiography. (Birgit Kohler, Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Eigentlich eigentlich Januar (2022, doc) - Nichts ist besser als gar nichts (Nothing Is Better Than Nothing At All, 2010, doc) - Time's Up (2009, doc short, co-directed with Marie-Catherine Theiler) - Wie ich ein freier Reisebegleiter wurde (2007, doc short; CE'07) - Dezember, 1–31 (1999, doc) - November, 1 – 30 (1998, doc)
European Panorama Documentary 2023
Jan Peters
Germany 2022
color & black and white
100 minutes
Screenplay Jan Peters
Cinematography Jan Peters
Editing Jan Peters
Sound/Sounddesign Jan Peters
With Jan Peters
Producer(s) Jan Peters
Additional Credits
Sound Effects, Tondramaturgie, Mix: Pit Przygodda / Dramaturgie. Pit Przygodda / Farbe: Mikola Debik
International Premiere
World Premiere
Duisburger Filmwoche 2022