Godard’s 1977 question, “Is it possible to make films in Germany?” is still valid today. As is the wish to make films without an eye to the audience. Christian Bau quizzes friends and filmmakers, looks at strategies for artistic survival. “With the digital explosion and speed of exploitation under global capitalism, independent films have entered a new phase. The axes are shifting.” Hamburg’s film history between yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Hellmuth Costard, Jean-Luc Godard, Helena Villovitch, Jan Peters