And There We Are, in the Middle // DOCUMENTARY MONDAY

22.06.2015 / 20:00
Documentary Mondays / Echoes of One World Romania

And There We Are, in the Middle / Sebastian Brameshuber / Austria, 2014 / 91 min

In Ebensee, un orasel austriac de provincie, trei adolescenti ca oricare altii isi cauta identitatea: Andi canta la chitara electrica si este pasionat de arme; Michi penduleaza intre punk rock, Michael Jackson si obiceiuri austriece medievale; iar Ramona cauta un loc de munca si vrea sa isi puna un cercel in buza. Pana aici, nimic neobisnuit. Dar Ebensee nu e tocmai un orasel pitoresc de munte ca oricare altul. In timpul celui de-al doilea razboi mondial, Ebensee a gazduit unul dintre cele mai crunte lagare de con­centrare naziste. Trecutul atarna inca precum o ceata groasa peste oras: unii vor sa il evite, altii il invita. Asa se face ca, cu doar cativa ani in urma, niste adolescenti din Ebensee, nu foarte diferiti de Andi, Michi si Ramona, au intrerupt ceremoniile de comemorare a victimelor Holocaustului cu arme si gesturi pro-naziste. Urmarita cu atentie la detaliu si delicatete, povestea celor trei adolescenti arata cat de fluida este identitatea in formare si cat de apropiate sunt, de fapt, extremele in realitate. Imbinand momente din viata zilnica a adolescentilor cu interviuri cu parintii lor despre istoria si politica actuala a Austriei, filmul devine o meditatie asupra schimbarilor dintre generatii si relatiei dintre timpul istoric si timpul personal in Europa de azi.

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22.06.2015 / 20:00
Documentary Mondays / Echoes of One World Romania

And There We Are, in the Middle / Sebastian Brameshuber / Austria, 2014 / 91 min

In the sleepy and picturesque Austrian town of Ebensee, three teenagers like so many others are searching for their identity: Andi plays electric guitar and is fascinated by firearms; Michi oscillates between punk rock, Michael Jackson and medieval Austrian customs, while Ramona wants to get a job – and a piercing through her lip. But Ebensee is no ordinary small town. During World War II, one of the deadliest concentration Nazi camps made its home in Ebensee. The past hangs heavy like fog over the entire town. Some work hard to ignore it, while others invite it back time and again. Not long ago, some teenagers that were not so different from Andi, Michi, and Ramona, disrupted the Holocaust commemorations with Nazi salutes – an event that casts a shadow on the lives of all three protagonists. This patient film shows how fluid identity formation actually is and how close apparent extremes are in real life. Deftly combining verité moments from the daily life of the teenagers with interviews with their parents on history and politics, the film is a delicate meditation on the relationship between generations and between historic and personal time in today’s Europe.

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