Verflucht saure Trauben, Führwahr

A Film by Deveroe Aurel Langston

Synopsis

BLOODY SOUR GRAPES, INDEED. It’s already been 18 years since David Foster Wallace built his epic novel Infinite Jest around a dystopian society ruled by a constant pressure to achieve and an obsession with efficiency.The film’s title Verflucht saure Trauben, fürwahr is a quote from the german version of the novel: on the search to decipher the meaning of existence, humans are constantly deceived by the appeal of shiny hedonism and plastic entertainment. The perfect illusion of unlimited possibilities for self-fulfilment just within reach is eventually unmasked, and leads only to bitter disappointment. The animation was created with the technique of rotoscoping. More than 23.000 individually drawn images reveal, in the setting of a psychotherapy session, the inner life of a young woman, visually representing, as only animation can, the complex interior network of childhood memories, reflections brought on by the session itself, psychosis and virtuality.

Director

  • Picture of Deveroe Aurel Langston © Deveroe Aurel Langston

    Deveroe Aurel Langston

    Born 1987 in Frankfurt am Main. From 2011 to 2012 he studied "Experimental Film Studies" at the Tonhji University in Shanghai.

Awards + Festivals

  • 16th FILMFESTIVAL MÜNSTER (Official Selection, Münster, Germany)September 25, 2015
  • 14th FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany)November 25, 2015
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 12th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2017 (Official Selection, Greece)March 16, 2017
  • 4th FLIMMERFEST 2017 (Official Selection, Hamburg, Germany)May 17, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • LANTERNA MÁGICA INT'L ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Int'l Short Film Competition, Goiânia, Brazil)June 13, 2017
  • 4th SAN FRANCISCO INT'L NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL October 25, 2017

Crew

Director
Deveroe Aurel Langston
Screenplay
Deveroe Aurel Langston, Sofia H. Chirico
Producer
Ingmar Böschen
Director of Photography
Andreas Bergmann
Costume Design
Dana Mikelson, Matthias Wirth
Sound
Cedric Holler
Animation
Dominik Gussmann, Stella Schimmele, Kim Schön, Charlotte Rah
Editor
Deveroe Aurel Langston
Sound Design
Cedric Holler
Music
Cedric Holler

Details

Running Time
19:13
Shooting Format
FullHD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

Filmschoool

Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach (HfG)
Schloßstraße 31,
63065 Offenbach am Main, Germany

PRODUCER

Ingmar Böschen
Ingmar Böschen Produktion

+49 (0) 176 754 97 184
ingmar@puff-hamburg.tv
www.puff-hamburg.tv

DIRECTOR

Deveroe Aurel Langston

info@deveroe.com
http://www.deveroe.com/
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