Arcadia

A Film by Marvin Meiendresch

Synopsis

The Latin phrase: “Et in Arcadia ego” (I am/was in Arcadia, too) refers to Sophie’s memory of her ex-boyfriend, who disappeared one morning without a trace. This motive runs consistently through this short film, written and realized within 90 hours, including its morbid color-grading. A second starting point of this thriller was the definition of suction as “behind a moving object sucking flow in air or water” which was used as a logline. The focus was on the thesis that memories of places settle, sometimes buried deep and reappear a long time later. An underworld visit with a doppelganger motif, the nostalgic island becomes the site of a woman’s decision between two men.

Director

  • Picture of Marvin Meiendresch © Philipp Pernkopf

    Marvin Meiendresch

    Marvin Meiendresch lives from advertising and for the film. As a Berlin writer-director he is interested in perception and memory, hell-trips from postmodernism, which Mark Wachholz would associate with the genre Dark Drama. The central narrative is the inward encounter with the stranger, a journey to a dissolving identity that seems to lead an abysmal life of its own. Important stylistic devices are illusionistic motive borrowings from genres such as horror, thriller, mystery or science fiction as well as a complex, surrealist narrative structure that reflects the zeitgeist of social upheaval and provides a view of the aftermath.

Trailer

Crew

Director
Marvin Meiendresch
Screenplay
Marvin Meiendresch
Producer
Malin Krüger
Director of Photography
Max von Matthiesen
Art Direction
Jacqueline Fischer
Sound
Johannes al Daimi
Editor
Marius Wawer
Sound Design
Damian Press

Cast

Sophie
Dorothee Krüger
David
Daniel Hartwig
Max
Marvin Schulze

Details

Running Time
04:24 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany


PRODUCER

Malin Krüger
+49 (0)176 70628575
malinkrueger@filmakademie.de

DIRECTOR

Marvin Meiendresch
+49 (0)157 74074366
marvin@thin.film
http://www.thin.film/