A RIFT IN THE SOUL

SUN 21.07.
4 pm
KISTE

D 2017 · Dokumentary · 82 min. 
Director Ralf Kotschka
Language German with ger. SUB

Director Ralf Kotschka worked in a refugee camp in 2015 when he realized that he as well was the son of a refugee. Thereupon he started looking for contemporary witnesses who could talk about the exodus out of Bohemia and Pomerania as a result of World War II. In his film he puts together stories of nine refugess – old and new ones. The video interviews specifically focus on facial expressions, gestures and inflection in order to visualize the shared experience oft the loss of home. Thus, the subjective and emotional point-of-views comment on objective historiography.

Director
Ralf Kotschka

Screenplay
Ralf Kotschka

Director of photography
Ralf Kotschka

Editing
Ralf Kotschka

Voice over
Peter Szemere

Score
Katharina Kelling, David Felzijan, Vaclav Hrabal

Sound design
visual concepts Medienproduktion

Lighting

Producer
Ralf Kotschka

Studio
visual concepts Medienproduktion

Director's biography

After getting his degree in art history Ralf Kotschka worked as a freelance media producer for many years. In 2004 he started his own production company. Also, for a long time Kotschka has been participating in cultural events all over the world as a curator and organizer. His documentary A RIFT IN THE SOUL refers to his interest in „oral history“ and contemporary witnesses.

Director's filmography

  • Konstantin der Große (Dokumentary, 2017)
  • 2000 Jahre Trier (Dokumentary, 2014)
  • Orte der Programmierung (Exerimentalfilm, 2010)
  • Gays are magnetic (Videoclip, 2015)
  • Lesbians glow in the dark (Videoclip, 2015)
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