Sachliche Romanze

2018 / 8min / Color / 16:9 
Language: English




Synopsis
Same old me, lying down, trying to get up
I can’t. Too heavy...
Etta is playing. Is it the radio, is it me?
I get up, I fall. I walk around. I fall heavier
I want to crash, I want to suffer, I don’t want help, I don’t need help
I need to fall to be able to continue
I’m scared to be alone
But I have the power, I have the control
It’s a game, so play it! Throw yourself!
I’m throwing myself, I’m falling, crashing over and over
Walking with no purpose
I can control it but I don’t know how. That’s funny
Keep falling. No! Get up you’re losing it!
I’m losing my mind
Everything comes out...
Do you wanna hear a poem?

Starring RONJA HARING
Choreography + Producer TOMER ZIRKILEVICH 
Concept JUAN ENRIQUE VILLARREAL and TOMER ZIRLKILEVICH
Director of Photography JUAN ENRIQUE VILLARREAL
Production Designer MIREN OLLER
Costume design RAN CHAI BAR ZVI 
Light AURORA RODRIGUEZ  
Editor JUAN ENRIQUE VILLARREAL
Music I’D RATHER GO BLIND  BY ETTA JAMES (LIVE AT MONTREUX JAZZ 1975)
Text PARAPHRASING FROM THE POEM RACHLICHE ROMANZE BY ERICH KASTNERS 
Screenings
Audience award InShadow Lisbon screendance festival (Lisbon, Portugal)
IN OUT Festival / Official Selection (Gdansk, Poland)
ADF's Movies by Movers Film Festival / Official Selection (Durham, United States)
TDP'18 international dance festival's screendance selection Tipperary / Official Selection (County Tipperary, Ireland)
26th Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival / Official Selection (Almada, Portugal)
Big River Dance Festival / Official Selection (Huntington WV, United States)
0 NORTH Dance Film Festival / Official Selection (San diego, United States)
Alternative Film Festival / Official Selection (Toronto, Canada)2018
dança em foco Festival 2018 /  Official Selection videos for the online exhibition (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Dallas Dance Film Festival (DDFF) 2018 / Official selection (Dallas, United States)
9th Athens Video Dance Project /  Official selection (Athens, Greece)
Midwest RAD Fest /  Official selection (Michigan, United States)
ROLLOUT dance film festival / Special mention (Macao)2019 Seyr festival 2019 /  Official selection (Tehran, Iran)
12° MIVSC - São Carlos Videodance Festival / Official Selection 2018-2019 (São Carlos, Brazil)




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