Konrad & Kurfurst - Dir/Pro/Cam/Sound: Esther Urlus
7 min, 16mm tinted and toned handmade B&W emulsion, 2013/14
A fictional re-enactment of a 5 minutes happening that took place during the Olympic games in Berlin 1936. Made on home brew emulsion and color toned with the helping hand of technical publications from early cinema and photographic experiments. The home brew emulsion as fragile metaphor for the heroism of Konrad and his horse Kurfurst. Falling from his horse he became a national hero but overtaken by history, an anti-hero.
Award: Special Mention International Jury Kurtzfilmtage Oberhausen(D)
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