Nominee
Best Documentary Feature

The pictures come at night

Documentary and Reality
00:45:00 mins
Germany
German
A film about former forced laborer Czeslawa Wölfel in her last months of life and her children.

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Synopsis

The film “The pictures come at night” accompanies the former forced laborer Czeslawa Wölfel in her last months of life.
The old lady lives in a retirement home near Bielefeld. It is difficult for her to come to terms with her new home. Nobody really has time. And certainly no time to listen. It would be worth listening to stories from more than 80 years of German-Polish life, in which only violence and unconditional love for their children were reliable figures.
Czeslawa was born in Poland in 1927, she would have had the opportunity to go to high school. Instead, however, her way led to Germany – into forced labor.
The film is shaped by Czeslawa’s relentless tales about her extraordinary, yet historically exemplary life. In turn, everyday observations are in the style of the Cinema Verité. The camera observes the family, who, despite great challenges, has maintained a loving attitude and their sense of humor. It is always close, but never judgmental. This was made possible by the filmmaker’s close relationship of trust with the family members. She has been friends with Czeslawa’s children for more than twenty years.

Title: 

The pictures come at night

Director: 

Ulrike Korbach

Casts: 

None

Supporting Casts:

None

Other Credits:

Photography,Edit,Script Ulrike Korbach

Director's Interview

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Festival: 

2021

Category: 

Documentary film (feature), Female Filmmaker

Country: 

Germany

Language: 

German

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