THE NATURE OF A TREE

2014, 8:17 min., HD, Colour

Text and direction:
Jens Höffken

Distribution:
Sixpackfilm, Vienna

With:
Alexandra Mitterhuber, Elsa Mourlam, Tomas Novak, Moritz Matschke, Barbora Plachá, Magdalena Sams, Johannes Lakinger, Christa Wall, Oskar Meier

Review by Nicole Streitler

Sixpack Filmdatenbank


Festivals:

31. Dokfest Kassel, 2014
Crossing Europe Festival, 2014
Festival der Experimentellen, Linz, 2014


   




In a rush of text and images, the film deals with the early death of Ödön von Horváth, who had been killed by a falling branch in the moment of his greatest success.

„Elysée“, a fictional character, rummages with red gloves through a suitcase containing photographs of the author.

„Spread open a second! Inside you will find the Bolero of a life. Once you said: Biography, artistic work, anecdote. One, two, three.“