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The Great Escape

Posted on November 12th, by 20mOllY14aIdA in Allgemein. No Comments

TV Documentary /
MDR/arte /
director: Thomas Ammann /
creative and executive producer: Costanza Julia Bani /
commissioning editor: W. König /
production company: Prounen Film /

Six young Jews from the ghetto in Budapest, attending the same school, left their hometown at the beginning of the 20th century. they all fled from dictarorship into exil and all of them became great personalities in their field of action. Endre Ernö Friedmann, aka Robert Capa became the most famous war photographer world wide; Mihaly Kertesz Kaminer, aka Michael Curtiz directed inter alia “Casablanca”, the most seen propaganda movie of all times, the phisicians Leó Szilárd and Edward Teller, were both part of the Manhattan Projekt and the mathematician Margittai Neumann János, aka John von Neumann, became the father of informatics.



Constructing Sochi

Posted on August 23rd, by 20mOllY14aIdA in Allgemein. No Comments

TV Documentary /
WDR /
director: Steffi Wurster /
creative producer: Costanza Julia Bani /
executive producer: Jakob Rühle /
commissioning editor: B. Schmitz /
production company: Sinafilm /

The winter Olympics 2014 changed completely a subtropical summer vacation place at the Black Sea: Sochi. Territories got occupied and the landscape was artificially transformed in a playground. In this long term documentary Steffi Wurster observes the drastic change of the bay, where new land is forced to become home of ice stadiums, hotels and new beaches. A paradox erasing the presence of other human beings, who used to live on the same ground before the construction plan was set through: people like Pascha, Lena, Ludmilla and Volodja. They lose their homes, their vegetable gardens and their jobs in the name of new apartments, presumed to be more comfortable.



Max Beckmann: Departure

Posted on August 23rd, by 20mOllY14aIdA in Allgemein. No Comments

TV Documentary /
NDR/arte – Piffl Medien /
director: Michael Trabitzsch /
creative and executive producer: Costanza Julia Bani /
commissioning editor: K. Bronnert /
production company: Prounen Film /

Max Beckmann is one of the most influential painters of Modern Art. He faced very intensely all kind of problems concerning mankind in the times he lived: the madness of war, social and financial crises and the break between the single person and the mass society. The documentary gives an insight not only on his work, but also on Max Beckmann as a person. Visiting the original stations of his life and considering attentively historical documents the film accompanies with an aesthetical view the life and art of this artist, who dies in 1950 in New York City.



Country Villas in Tuscany and the Medici Heritage

Posted on August 23rd, by 20mOllY14aIdA in Allgemein. No Comments

TV Documentary Series /
ZDF/arte /
directors: Nina Mair and Michael Trabitzsch /
creative and executive producer: Costanza Julia Bani /
commissioning editor: M. Pavlicevic /
production company: Prounen Film /

The 5 episodes Doc-Series is a special trip through Tuscany, during which Lorenzo de Medici goes and looks after his ancestors’ heritage. The UNESCO has recently declared the Medici country villas world heritage.



Rushes

Posted on February 27th, by 20mOllY14aIdA in Allgemein. No Comments

Experimental film /
a co-production with documenta 13 and 3sat /
director: Clemens von Wedemeyer /
production consultant: Costanza Julia Bani /
commissiong editor: Nicole Baum /

The same place in three different eras: the cloister Breitenau, close to Kassel in the middle of Germany, gives its historical background as gloomy place of detention and “education” to three different screens, one of each dramatizes different events: the ones that took place in 1945 as the cloister was used as a concentration camp and the Americans came to free it; the events as it was used as a borstal for girls in the 70ies and inspired Ulrike Meinhof’s film-script Bambule and the visit of a school group in the 90ies, when it was used as a psychiatric clinic until shortly before.

Photos: © Clemens von Wedemeyer