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“Mythos Wald - Teil 1: Tierparadies und Schattenreich”

Mythos Wald - Teil 1: Tierparadies und Schattenreich

Jan Haft (Deutschland) - 43 min

Wednesday, 11. Nov. 2009 from 20:00 Schubertkino       

No matter whether it grows on sandy ground along the sea coasts or on sheer rock high up in the mountains, whether on swampy lowlands along the rivers and streams or on sunny hillsides: with its up to 4,500 species of flora and mushrooms and its almost 7,000 species of fauna, the forest is one of the most species-rich living space in our latitudes. Equally numerous are the fairytales and legends about the forest. However, neither the fairies, nor the witches, dwarfs and giants in those stories can match reality. This film presents a collection of bizarre curiosities.


Grand Prix Graz 2009

The numerous documentaries which intend to give us an understanding of the world mostly reveal the same hand-writing. One is longing for a new dramaturgy. The film “Der Mythos Wald” shows us a possible direction of such a new way. The simplicity and the clarity of this new film rhythm make this film so excellent.