TO KNOW YOURSELF is a metaphorical journey through life leading towards one's very own self. When the curtain opens to our story we're in the position of someone reluctant to make his/her own decisions. That is why the person is tempted to seek guidance in order to just become part of society. In TO KNOW YOURSELF we pass by this stage and the way goes on.
Once realized that people are just people our journey becomes increasingly passionate. It finishes when the passenger steps out of the vehicle und proceeds on his/her own.

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    Experimental, Short, Other
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    53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 7, 2023
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Director Biography

1 - Master degree in philosophy and literature
2 - working as freelancer
3 - author of short stories & unpublished novels plus part time editor
4 - experimental filmmaker (low budget)
5 - Youtube Channel @OLAF_LENZ_SHORT_FILMS (since Nov 2020)

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Director Statement

I was introduced to films by films. There've been a couple of film directors I admired and started to understand as artists. Fortunately, all of them used great cinematography that would give their pictures a special look. So, one day I took my smartphone cam and tried for myself to open up the world around me by making short films ...
TO KNOW YOURSELF is a remix of video footage I needed some time to understand myself....