HIMMEL VOLLER GEIGEN

Germany 2011 – Director: Uisenma Borchu – Original language: German – Subtitles: English

The violinist, Irmgard Hitzig, is 89 and can’t sit up straight in her armchair any more. Nonetheless her passion for music is fierce and she approaches her work as a music teacher with an unrelenting vigour. Uisenma Borchu’s depiction of this very special woman emerges from their dialogue and interaction. This is not a classic portrait, rather the record of an encounter. The director engages respectfully and empathetically with her protagonist and so begins to search for music in her own life. A sensitive and intelligent film about a remarkable woman, which, at the same time, tells a moving story of a burgeoning friendship in the twilight of life. Ysabel Fantou

Writer: Uisenma Borchu. Camera: Sven Zellner. Sound: Uisenma Borchu. Editing: Uisenma Borchu. Music: Deborah Kang. Production: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München. Producer: Ferdinand Freising. Length: 42 min.