Julian Rosefeldt - American Night
by Heinz Peter Schwerfel, Germany 2009, 52'

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Heinz Peter Schwerfel   EDITING: Philippe La Bruyère
PHOTOGRAPHY: Marcel Neumann   PRODUCTION: Artcore Film in coproduzione con WDR/3sat
SOUND: Jacek Krupa    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at The Screen of the Arts 2009

Julian Rosefeldt (Munich, 1965), who lives near Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, is Germany’s most succesful media artist. His visually powerful films without dialogues but of elaborate staging, holding a fine balance between a laconic sense of humour and a moral wholeheartedness, are presented in large-scale installations. Aside from his own artistic work he regularly designs videos for Thomas Ostermaier’s stage pieces at the Berlin Schaubühne. German film director Tom Tykwer chose Rosefeldt’s installations as background decoration for the Hollywood production The International, premiered at the Berlinale 2009. Heinz Peter Schwerfel’s film is a portrait of the German artist interviewed in his studio and during the making of American Night, filmed in southern Spain and the Canary Islands and co-produced by Kunstmuseum Bonn, which honored the artist with an extensive retrospective in 2009.

Heinz Peter Schwerfel
Writer, journalist, filmmaker, born 1954 in Cologne. Founder of the KunstFilmBiennale, an international film festival for art films and film art. Lives in Paris and Cologne.


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