Month: September 2015

»Poetry and film can’t live together«

When I was a first year film student, I made a short documentary about the late Hebrew poet T. Carmi. It was a short documentary that spoke about his life and the poems that he wrote. As a beginner, I tried to find images to show while the poems were read. When I showed the short film to my professors, one of them shook his head and said – poetry is simply not a visual medium – there is no connection between cinema and poetic texts. I didn’t know how to answer that at the time. I felt that he was deeply mistaken. For the rest of my film studies, I didn’t go back this question of the relationship between film and poetry.

Anna Blume

Film des Monats September 2015 • Ein Liebesgedicht an eine Frau, gleichzeitig der Versuch, das Besondere der Geliebten zu beschreiben. In ihrem Poesiefilm »Anna Blume« (2009) schließen sich Ebele Okoye und Vessela Dantcheva an die Vorgaben Kurt Schwitters an – radikal subjektiv, versteht sich!