© 2019 IRINA KURTISHVILI

DIE GROSSE DEPRESSION

Production Design / Documentary Feature Film  (2005)

EN

Realistic-satirical documentary on how the authors of the film interpret a typical German situation. Great depression lies on the country like lead. What is specifically German in this situation is that Germans are largely melancholic. They ponder over their own situation and life and become more melancholic.

 

Filmmaker Konstantin Faigle – a hypochondriac himself tries to look at things and his country and fellow citizens with irony and mockery. Are the Germans really such depressive sissies, and if so, why? As a father to be, he does not want his child to be born into a depressive environment, and goes in search of the “heavy German soul”, inspecting various national peculiarities in the process.

DE

Realistisch-satirischer Dokumentarfilm interpretiert eine typische deutsche Situation. Was in dieser Situation spezifisch deutsch ist, ist, dass Deutsche größtenteils melancholisch sind. Die Deutschen sind schwermütig, beobachten dabei ihren eigenen Zustand und werden darüber noch schwermütiger. 


Sind die Deutschen wirklich so depressiv, und wenn ja, warum? Ist ganz Deutschland dauerhaft in Depression verfallen? Filmemacher Konstantin Faigle – selbst ein Hypochonder, versucht auf Dinge und sein Land und Mitbürger mit der Ironie und Spöttelei zu schauen. Auf der Suche nach der “schweren deutschen Seele” begeben sich er und sein Team im Kleinbus auf eine ungewöhnliche Reise durch ihr Heimatland.

Nominated for the Adolf Grimme Award in the Information & Culture category / 2007

Best Documentary Film Award / Kiev Documentary Festival / Contact / Kiev / 2006

Nominated for the Documentary Film Award / IDFA / Amsterdam / 2005

 

UNAFILM / DIE GROSSE DEPRESSION – MADE IN GERMANY
ZEIT ONLINE / PATRIOTISMUS: JENSEITS VON GRÖSSENWAHN von Konstantin Faigle (only German)
FILMPORTAL

First idea sketches of surreal dreaming scenes / collage on paper, felt-pen and touch-up stick / 5 drawings, each 62 x 82 cm / collection of the artist / 2004

Sketch for the set design: Kyffhäuser with Barbarossa monument / drawing, oil pastels, felt-pen and touch-up stick / 43 x 61 cm / 2004

Shooting in the Kyffhäuser (Thüringen and Sachsen-Anhalt district) / September, 2004

Performance with dancers from the local dance company / sketch for a dancer costume, collage / 2004

Emperor Barbarossa played by director Konstantin Faigle / artist's book, 2005 / stage for the music video

VARIOUS SCENOGRAPHIES:

Sketch for the set design: ESKIMO SCENE WITH THE KAYAKS / collage, oil pastels, felt-pen and touch-up stick, 16 x 28 cm / artist's book / 2005

Sketches for the set design: Faigle's "Dreaming" from his "Scenes from Childhood": THE DEEP WOOD / KING LUDWIG II OF BAVARIA / ITALIAN SHOE SHINE BOY / collage, felt-pen and touch-up stick, 18 x 22 cm / 16 x26 cm / 18 x 22 cm / 2004

First idea sketch / collage on paper, felt-pen and touch-up stick / 62 x 82 cm / collection of the artist / 2004

Sketches for the set design and film stills / collage, oil pastels, felt-pen and touch-up stick, each 9,7  x 15 cm / artist's book, 2005

12 SOULS / 3D Animation by Industriesauger-TV Cologne / 2005

PUPPED ANIMATION MOVIES ABOUT GERMANY'S HISTORY:

Film scene 1 / (01:42 min)

Film scene 2 / (01:06 min)

Stage design by irina kurtishvili in collaboration with costume designer Marpa Schneider. The atmospherically charged scenarios over an area of around 1 sq m including images of Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (AD 9),Charles the Great, Emperor Barbarossa, Luther, Hitler to the fall of the Berlin Wall / 2005

Storyboard for animation / ink, gouache and watercolor on paper / 2 drawings / each 82 x 102 cm / collection of the artist

Poster with a sleepy / artist's book, 2005