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Still life

Andres Rump
2023, Germany, 118 min

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Still life is an autobiographical documentary about panic attacks, their causes and dealing with fear. During a research trip in southern Italy, I suffer my first attack of panic in a motorway tunnel. From then on, panic attacks occur in ever new situations. My everyday life and my work as a filmmaker, originally associated with extensive travel, become increasingly restricted. I start to change my life, buy a construction trailer „Bauwagen“, seek refuge in the countryside in Belgium. The film is a cinematic portrait of this other, quiet life and an essayistic reflection on its background. In conversations with a neuroscientist, Holocaust researchers, a Tibetan lama, relatives and friends, I try to understand where my fear comes from. Is fear hereditary? Is the solution a simple life in nature, following the example of people who have deeply impressed me: Shepherds and monks in Corsica, Mount Athos, in Syria, in Belgium?
118 min
Miscellaneous, German, Tibetan, Polish, French
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