Guided Tour

In October 2008, at the height of an economic crisis, the highest German statesman visits a university of fine arts. It is but a small sequence – a 37-minute excerpt of an encounter. A universal event: “the statesman, the representative, the dignitary meets a group of representatives.” there is talk of the arts and repeatedly of economy. It is also the attempt at communication under pressure. All those involved appear somewhat tense. Details are getting lost, simplifications occur. But underneath the rubble heap of text the movements of our time, our epoch become visible. Maybe something that in later days will be allo¬cated as typical or characteristic for this time.

Director's Biography
René Frölke, arbeitete mehrere Jahre als freier Cutter und Kameramann für Dokumentar- und TV-Projekte. VON DER VERMÄHLUNG DES SALAMANDERS MIT DER GRÜNEN SCHLANGE ist sein erster langer Dokumentarfilm, und gewann den ARTE-Dokumentarfilmpreis der 34. Duisburger Filmwoche. // Filme: VON DER VERMÄHLUNG DES SALAMANDERS MIT DER GRÜNEN SCHLANGE (2010, Dok), FÜHRUNG (2011, Dok)
Special 2012
René Frölke
Germany 2011
black and white
37 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay René Frölke
Cinematography René Frölke
Editing René Frölke
Sound/Sounddesign Robert Nickolaus
Ann Carolin Renninger (joon film)v