SUHRKAMP

2013, 5:44 min., HD, Colour

Text and direction:
Jens Höffken

Assisted by:
Markus Burgstaller,
Veronika Lehner,
Angela Appenzeller


With:
Alexandra Mitterhuber, Barbora Plácha, Anna Pech, Moritz Matschke, David Wittinghofer, Julia Hartig, Jochen Zeirzer


Film on IMDB.com


Festivals:
30. Int. Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg, 2014
Kunstmesse Linz, 2013
Landesmuseum Linz, 2013
Moviemento Kino - Filmbrunch, 2013


   




The sky above the publishing house of Suhrkamp is bleak. The future of publishing is uncertain. This film formulates a tribute to the iconic colorful book objects.

Odette de Crécy, a character of Proust‘s „In Search of Lost Time“, occurs in a rose-pink morning robe. She becomes the personalized myth: a bunch of pale pages in a colorful cover.

Prints of the Sistine Chapel are decorating the wall, picked flowers are surrounding a little picture of Enzensberger, Salvatore is being read in the forest... noisy images make an impetuous medley. The paperbacks of Suhrkamp begin to shine as bibliophile fetishes.