Die Geträumten (The Dreamed ones)
The dramatic, ecstatic, but also infinitely sad love story between Bachmann and Celan begins in 1948 when she is 22 and he is 27. It ends with the suicide of Celan in Paris in 1971. For Bachmann, he is the love of her life, however she never stops seeing him as a stranger and even harbours slight fears towards him. He was a Jew from Czernowitz,
whose parents perished in the Holocaust while she came from a milieu of National Socialism. Love and friendship, but also doubts and disruptions permeate their lifelong relationship .
Two young actors, Anja Plaschg and Laurence Rupp, meet in a recording studio to read the 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. Yesterday’s love, today’s love and
tomorrow’s: where the lines are blurred lies the heart of the film.
Presented by Ruth Beckermann
Friday September 13th – 19.30h