Jedermann und Ich

Everyman and I

Is it possible to get close to someone who sees their sole task in life in losing themself in the parts they play? How can a film portrait be created when every image only contributes to further fictionalization? Who is facing each other when the line between fact and fiction becomes blurred? Katharina Pethke looks back to dissect the past and her contradictory feelings for the celebrated actor Philipp Hochmair, following the lines of her own artistic and personal doubts. The magnificent black and white images guide the eye from the surfaces to the details, whose meaning the director probes and questions in her subjective, tentative voiceover. The film preserves the rawness of unfinished reflections without getting mired in vagueness. (Luc-Carolin Ziemann, DOK Leipzig)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Jedermann und Ich (Everyman and I, 2021, doc) - Dazwischen Elsa (Elsa in Between, 2019, TV doc short) - Jedermann (Everyman, 2016, doc short; CE'16) - Louisa (2011, doc; CE’12) - In Dir muss brennen (Burning Within, 2009, doc; CE’10) - In Liebe – Britta Schmidt (With Love – Britta Schmidt, 2007, mid-length doc)
European Panorama Documentary 2022
Katharina Pethke
Germany 2021
color & black and white
65 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Katharina Pethke
Cinematography Katharina Pethke, Eric Bossaller
Editing Katharina Pethke
Sound/Sounddesign Clemens Endreß
Music Die Elektrohand Gottes
With Philipp Hochmair
Producer(s) Katharina Pethke, Julia Cöllen, Frank Scheuffele, Karsten Krause
Fünferfilm UG
World Sales
Fünferfilm UG
International Premiere
World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2021