HELMUT LACHENMANN – MY WAY
D/IT/CH 2020, DCP, 90 MIN, 16:9, DOLBY 5.1
Film portrait of German composer Helmut Lachenmann,
awarded with the German Documentary Film Prize 2021 (music category)
Written, directed and edited by Wiebke Pöpel | Cinematography: Michael Zimmer | Produced by deBunt Film /
Wiebke Pöpel, co-production: SWR, funded by MFG Baden-Württemberg
With Helmut Lachenmann, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonics, Brad Lubman and
Ensemble Modern Orchestra, Sylvain Cambreling and Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Arditti Quartet, among others
AGAIN AND AGAIN I USED TO HEAR,
MR. LACHENMANN, WHAT YOU ARE WRITING IS NOT MUSIC! –
I SAY: WONDERFUL, FINALLY NO MUSIC! SO – WHAT IS IT?
MORE DOCUMENTARY FILM PROJECTS
MIGRANTS MOVING HISTORY – NARRATIVES OF DIVERSITY IN EUROPE D/GR/LU/NO/NL/ES/PL/TR/GB 2008/09
Concept & interviews: Rainer Ohliger | camera & editing: Wiebke Pöpel | 2nd camera: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Interview project on immigration, history and identity with immigrant writers and directors in 9 European cities. With Wladimir Kaminer, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Gazmend Kapllani, Petros Markaris, Steffen Möller and others.
I’M AN IN-BETWEENER.
MY HOME IS THE EUROCITY BETWEEN BERLIN AND WARSAW.
STEFFEN MÖLLER, WRITER / COMEDIAN
The whole European history is made up of departures and arrivals.
Jean Portante, WRITer
when i look in the mirror, I don’t see an immigrant.
we are immigrants only in the eyes of others.
FOUAD LAROUI, WRITER
A project of Network Migration in Europe, financed by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin. In addition to the documentary Wiebke Pöpel created a video installation from the interviews which was presented at the Jewish Museum Berlin.
TORONTO – THE WORLD IN ONE CITY D/CA 2006 | 29 min | Written, directed, shot & editied by Wiebke Pöpel
Documentary commissioned by the Cities Research Lab, York University, Toronto/CA
What’s it like to live in a city where the main percentage of citizens are immigrants from other countries? In the streets of Toronto we meet people of all kinds of national and cultural backgrounds and learn about their life stories and personal views on life in the global city.
XANDER – RHYTHM OF FORCE AND FIRE NL 2004 | 20 min | A film by Wiebke Pöpel
Artistic portrait of Dutch sculptor Xander Spronken. Commissioned by Richard Philp Gallery, London