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Andreas Dresen

1.  Cloud 9 / Andreas Dresen, Germany
2.  Grill Point / Andreas Dresen, Germany
3.  Night Shapes / Andreas Dresen, Germany
4.  Stopped on Track / Andreas Dresen, Germany
5.  Summer in Berlin / Andreas Dresen, Germany
6.  Whisky with Vodka / Andreas Dresen, Germany

Complex human nature, with all its faults and virtues, is the protagonist in the films of Andreas Dresen. One of the most remarkable representatives of the new generation of German filmmakers, Dresen tackles his themes – loneliness, sexuality, family, marginalization – through the prism of interpersonal relations. With his camera, he captures that fragile moment when man finds himself at a borderline point in his life and is called upon to make crucial decisions.
His heroes, from the middle and lower social classes, are outlined with honesty and compassion. Dresen does not pass moral judgment on his characters, but lets the viewer draw her own conclusions. He does not resort to sentimentality or offer magical solutions, but rather records the truth of things frankly. He follows his protagonists on an arduous inner journey, through which they renegotiate the terms of their life.
Improvisation – a tool he uses regularly in his work – is combined in a balanced way with structured shots, while the documentary form is attractively incorporated into his fiction. The result is films with an admirable naturalness; spontaneous interpretations; and an exemplary use of cinematic means. A consumate cinema experience, which the viewer experiences with all his senses.

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