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Date created: 15.06.2016.
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International programme of the 63rd Pula Film Festival, in collaboration with Dubrovnik Cinemas


Die Geträumten

2016 / 89' / Austria


DIRECTOR: Ruth Beckermann

SCREENPLAY: Ina Hartwig, Ruth Beckermann

DOP: Johannes Hammel

EDITOR: Dieter Pichler

SOUND: Georg Misch

CAST: Anja Plaschg, Laurence Rupp


PRODUCER: Hanne Lassl

PRODUCTION: Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion

DISTRIBUTION: Austrian Films

At center stage are the two poets, Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, who came to know each other in post-war Vienna. Their dramatic postal exchange creates the textual basis of the film. Two young actors meet in a recording studio to read letters. The tumultuous emotions of proximity and distance, fascination and fear captivate them. However, they also enjoy each other’s company, arguing, smoking, discussing their tattoos and favourite music.

Ruth Beckermann (1952) studied Journalism and Art History in Vienna and Tel Aviv, and received her doctorate in 1977. In 1978 she (co-)founded the distribution company Filmladen in which she was active for seven years. In this period, she started to make films and write books. Since 1985 she works as a writer and filmmaker.


Berlinale 2016, Diagonale 2016 (Grand Prix)