Poetry film by Matthias Fritsch, 2013, 6:50 min
FM-Biography is a poetry film inspired and based on the poem by Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało. It depicts two young girls while doing auto stop to a big city.
The film was shot in Warsaw/Poland. After completing the editing it was proposed to different musicians in order to create individual versions for the soundtrack. The result are different versions of the same film.
The film became film of the month in November 2013 at Berliner-Filmfestivals.de
read the interview (in German)
Actors: Mila de Raaf, Johanna Schuster, Monika Zach, Jakub Wittbrodt
Production by Antje Grötzsch, Jacek Pacocha
Driver: Jakub Wittbrodt
Assistance: Maciek Majewski
|Soundtrack version by Johanna Borchert
|Soundtrack version by Johan Weigel
|Soundtrack version by Sofia Koubli
This film was created as part of the "Poetic Encounters" project by Literaturwerkstatt in cooperation with No Visa Foundation, sponsored by Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit, Goethe-Institut Warschau and Polnisches Institut Berlin.
by Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało
Translation by Clare Pollard
Such stories happen on the road –
the hitchhiker says: 'wherever'
and you know where. There's an easier way, there are
such places: pools of spilt light cool as billycans,
the snail-slow pulse of passing towns. Night
tastes of arsenic, mint. My friend-from-nowhere, when I was small
I washed my hair with lemon soap, witnessed spirits
on flyovers, out-of-this-world. And here, on radio,
biographies get written: 'weather forecast for night travellers'. We get it:
tomorrow's sun will be plush
and strewn. Corn's ears burn, a quiet
crackle, with the ladybirds, grasshoppers,
dill's white scraps. The seasons's ending. After us,
brother, after us, the flood.
von Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało
aus dem aus dem Polnischen von Karolina Golimowska und Alexander Gumz
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