Cinema for me is…
Rahel in 11 frames
1. What film made you fall in love with cinema?
Meshes Of The Afternoon (Maya Deren, US, 1943)
2. What are the 3 best European films you have seen in the last year?
Aftersun (Charlotte Wells, GB, 2022)
Sages-femmes (Léa Fehner, FR, 2023)
Sonne Unter Tage (Alex Gerbaulet & Mareike Bernien, DE, 2022)
3. What does Europe mean to you?
Europe to me means diversity in unity. An immense richness of peoples, landscapes, cultures. After centuries of conflicts and wars, recent history and especially my generation strives for an equal coexistence based on respect and exchange with the common hope for a continent of peace. Each individual bears responsibility for this.
4. In 2024, I think it is important to vote in the European elections because:
Being able to vote means you have the power to decide and a voice that gets heard. For me it is about identification and believing in the European idea of finding unity in diversity, pursuing a way of democracy and human rights. As European citizen it is important to take this duty seriously.
5. What do you like the most about your country that makes it unique?
His poets and philosophers.
6. Your favorite film theatre? What do you like about it?
My favorite film theater is the Delphi Filmpalast in Berlin Charlottenburg, one of the oldest cinemas in town. I used to work there and could experience on an every day basis what for a high cultural value this cinema has and especially for the older audience of the area for whom watching films is an important tradition that is very much appreciated.
7. What is your dream job in the film industry?
I would like to work as a curator either in a museum for contemporary art or at a film festival.
8. Which film director would you like to be?
Federico Fellini (La Dolce Vita, 8 ½ , …)
9. Which film character do you most identify with?
Frieda from Wir Schwimmen (Georgia Bauer & Rahel Jung, DE, 2018)
10. Your favorite soundtrack or song?
„Mystery of Love“ by Sufjan Stevens from Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino, IT, 2017)
11. If you had to live in a movie, which one would you like it to be?
Der Subjektive Faktor (Helke Sander, DE, 1981)