Hänsel

This is not a fairy tale. We find ourselves in a haunting experience of disorientation, discomfort and anticipation. Experimental short.

  • Eri Kassnel
    Director
  • Jannis
    Key Cast
    “child 1”
  • Rasmus
    Key Cast
    “child 2”
  • Eri Kassnel
    Producer
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 16, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Shooting Format:
    full HD 1080 p
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Eri Kassnel

Born 1973 in Timisoara/Romania. 1979 immigration to Germany. Study at the University of Arts in Bern/Switzerland and at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg/ Germany. Since 2010 working as a visual artist with focus on static and moving images, and sound. Participation in national and international exhibitions and festivals, such as. “X-Border-Biennial” Rovaniemi/ Finnland and the “International Video Art House Madrid” (IVAHM)/ Spain.

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Director Statement

I believe, that we - as humans - recognize ourselves by remembering. This is the evidence of existing in a chronological context, which forms identity. The loss of memory can lead to a serious identity crisis. But memory hasn’t to be true implicitly as scientific research taught us: to remember is a flexible process, which always adapts to an optimized learning for the future.

People collect proofs like photographs, documents and letters to verify their memories. I follow from this an existential doubt: Can I trust memory? Who am I really? If I don't leave any traces, have I ever existed?

In this area of conflict, I am interested in man’s subjective sensations and his capability to remember, to forget, to associate and to create - consciously or not - his own Utopia.