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The Pastor´s Children - Punks, Politicans and Philosophers

Explore the stories of the German pastors house through its children: from politicians, punks and philosophers. 500 Years after Luther the legacy of it is manifold, and looking for its future.

The pastor’s house should contribute to improve the state and society. That's how the reformers had imagined it. The parishioner’s expectations of a pastor’s daughter in the 1960’s were simple: She aught to be less cheeky than her girlfriends, less funny and less selfish. Tensions were inevitable.
The filmmaker Angela Zumpe, who grew up in the rectory, composes a mosaic of film fragments, old photos, her father’s Super 8mm films, christian paintings, all guided by the search of her protagonists for answers on the question: Is there still a ‘Myth of the Parsonage'?

The film gives voice to pastor´s children. Featured are the former
Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery Eckart von Klaeden, the GDR punk Mechthild Katzorke, the young pastor of 11 churches Valentin Kwaschik who never wanted to be a pastor like his father. The publicist Hans Hütt fondly remembers the eloquence of his father and how tightlipped he reacted on his coming out as gay. Family Thimme exemplifies the modern parsonage today.

In her search, Angela Zumpe encounters funny, sad, absurd stories and a recurrent fundamental need for meaning and security.

  • Angela Zumpe
  • Angela Zumpe
  • Michael Geidel
  • Angela Zumpe
  • Peter Pdtrides
  • Ilja Coric
  • Markus Stein
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Pfarrers Kinder - Punks, Politiker und Philisophen
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  • Genres:
    Biography, Reliogion, Reformation, emancipation
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    90,000 EUR
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  • Deutsches Haus
    New York
    United States
    March 13, 2017
    North American Premiere
  • 35. Kasseler Dokfest
    November 18, 2017
    german Premiere
  • Prager Frühling
    May 28, 2017
    Offizieller Abschluß des Kirchentags
  • Kino Krokodil
    April 7, 2017
Distribution Information
  • paste up production
    Country: Germany
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Angela Zumpe

Study at University of Fine Arts, Berlin (Painting, Installation, Video) Masterclass,
Study Film at New York University,
since 1991 spezialized on digital Images, experimental videos and filmproduktionen between Documentary, Art and Essay, f.e..: TRANSIT - Documentary 80 min, 2010 Premiere at ACHTUNG BERLIN; Cinema release: Basisfilm Verleih, u.a. 13. Festival of German Films in Madrid 2012, TV: MDR, rbb. Since ´98 Professor for Audiovisual Media at Dessau Departement of Design, University Saxony-Anhalt

2010 ACHTUNG BERLIN, DOK-Woche Leipzig „Best of MDR“,
8th Palace Film Festival Balchik Bulgarien
2006 Deutscher Künstlerbund: 40 Jahre Videokunst - was fehlt?;
2005 Karlsruhe, ZKM: Videolounge / ZKMax München
2004 Filmfestival Lagow Polen; AKZENTE Duisburg,
Galerie „play – gallery for still and motion image“ Berlin in Kooperation mit
1996 Vortex - 4 Videoarbeiten bei Sonambiente – Festival für
Elektoakustische Musik,
1994 NBK Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Videoarbeiten von Angela Zumpe
37., 38., 39. Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Oberhausen, Europäisches
Medienkunstfestival Osnabrück, Videofestival Freiburg, Dok ´91 Leipzig,
SIV Genf, 5. Videofestival Berlin, 6. Int. Video- and TV-Festival, NBK Berlin,
Montbeliard STEINWELT 8 min. (Special Mention), IMPAKT Holland,
DOCUMENTA Open-Air Videofestival Kassel, MEDIALE ´92 Hamburg, New Yor International Filmfestival, Ostranenie Dessau, Viper Luzern, Pandemonium Festival
London, Interfilm Berlin, "German Angst" Goethe-Institut Melbourne
Australien, City Gallery Wellington Neuseeland, Labaratorio Berlino -Goetheinstitut Turin, Havard University Cambridge

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