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Gedanken sind frei (Die)

Urte Zintler

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4’30 • 2009 • ov german • st english • Germany • animation

An elderly woman, whose capacity for remembering is beginning to weaken, is singing the song “Die Gedanken sind frei” (“Thoughts are free”) to herself.
The long-familiar song evokes a flood of memories that repeatedly pass before her eyes in a chaotic cycle.
She struggles with the words as the memories fade and disappear.

script and animation: Urte Zintler
voice: Lia Pahl
sound: Tobias Böhm
casting: Claudia Hesse
voice recording: Noorman Karim
compositing: Urte Zintler and Thomas Schmidl
production: Urte Zinlter and Kunsthochschule Kassel
funded by: Hessische Filmförderung
supported by: Trickstudio Lutterbeck GmbH and Hastings Audio Network GmbH

- award
Festival Octobre Rouge - first prize - Luxemburg
18th Rostocker FilmFest - “Beatrix” award - Germany

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- screenings within the framework of La Vidéothèque Nomade
Court-Bouillon #2.12
Périscope #3 - focus on animation
Nomadic Video Library at Cultures Maison: focus animation
Nomadic Video Library at Cultures maison