This rare program of Schanelec’s short films follows the director from her earliest films—including her 1994 graduation film, I Stayed in Berlin Over the Summer—through her contribution to the 2014 omnibus film The Bridges of Sarajevo.
Lovely Yellow Color / Schöne gelbe Farbe
Angela Schanelec, Germany, 1991, 16mm, 5m
This early, Godard-inspired structuralist sketch analyzes an empty apartment by way of a continuous pan as Schanelec’s voice-over narration recounts her uneasiness with her new roommate.
Far Away / Weit entfert
Angela Schanelec, Germany, 1992, 16mm, 9m
This portrait of a young woman’s urban alienation is Schanelec’s lone black-and-white film.
Prague, March ‘92 / Prag, März 92
Angela Schanelec, Germany, 1992, 16mm, 15m
A voice-over reading excerpts from an essay by the Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal is accompanied by 16mm footage of Prague.
I Stayed in Berlin Over the Summer
Angela Schanelec, Germany, 1994, 35mm, 47m
Schanelec’s graduation film, starring herself, follows the trials and tribulations of two couples in Berlin, their perceptions of others colored by subjective fantasy and their own positions within an anxious and frequently unforgiving world.
Angela Schanelec, Germany, 2014, 5m
For her contribution to the omnibus film The Bridges of Sarajevo, Schanelec stages a reading by a couple—one in Serbian, one in German—of excerpts from the transcript of the trial of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the Duchess of Hohenberg’s assassin, Gavrilo Princip.