In a brief moment of optimism

Video, 18 min, HD, Berlin 2013

The film is developed from an idea of placing a specific person in a specific environment and through him reflect on, a space, a personal reality as well as on a specific time in history, namely the democratic Utopia of the 1960s and the 1970s. In many ways ‘a short-lived, fragile period of naïve optimism…’

All the scenes are improvised and developed on site through a close collaboration between protagonist, camera and director.

Shot on location in the former church complex of St. Agnes (build 1964-67) in Berlin.

Cast: César Torales
Camera: Jide Tom Akinleminu
Idea and edit: Marie Rømer Westh