RELATIVELY FREE (2006)
a film by: Alessandro Cassigoli & Dalia Castel
with: Arvid Krell
camera: Alessandro Cassigoli & Dalia Castel
original music: Shai Levy, Luca Corrado, Gabriele Di Majo
editing: Dalia Castel
original language: English / Italian
Germany 2006 Mini DV, PAL Color, 8 min.
This film was made as part of the IDC - International Documentary Challenge, a competition in which filmmakers from around the world were given 5 days to make a short documentary film.
Dalia and I met Arvid in 2005, when we first arrived in Berlin. Arvid is a great person, but he has a problem: he hates talking about history, politics and ideologies. Which is difficult in Berlin, where history is still visible on the walls, and ideologies are part of day-to-day life. One day, we asked him to drive across Berlin with us. After some initial difficulties, he finally managed to speak about the subjects that he has always tried so hard to avoid.
An intense car trip from East to West, which passes through ideologies and value systems in an attempt to find personal freedom during a rainy day in Berlin.