// short, 2016 //
A study of movement filmed at fairs and festivals in the German-Danish border region.
Shot at military music festivals, shooting clubs, marching competitions, parades, gym clubs and ringriding festivals, it is about the fascination of humans marching in lockstep and the enthusiasm for perfect precision.
What happens while watching these masses? And when does it start to become angst-inducing? It is a study of our bodies, our society and our past.
At the same time it is about the people. Those who give their spare time organizing, practicing, baking. Showing those people is my concern.
REVUE presents the pride of the athletes and the passion of the musicians. The amusement of the guild members terminates in a quick pinch of unease when military discipline strikes while the enthusiasm of the cheering crowd dissolves in the blessedness of the celebrating villagers.
// credits //
Director, Cinematographer & Editor: Urte Alfs
Sound Designer & Re-Recording Mixer: Jana Irmert
// festivals & screenings //
Winner of WDR Short Film Prize, Kurzfilmfestival Köln 2017
Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018
Territorium Film, Deutsch-Russische Dokumentarfilmtage in Kaliningrad 2017
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage 2017
Filmkunstfest MV/Schwerin 2017
Filmfest Schleswig Holstein 2017
Kasseler Dokumentar- und Videofest 2016