Werner Nekes – Das Leben zwischen den Bildern

Documentary | DE 2017 | 87‘ | German OV

The late filmmaker and art collector Werner Nekes was a pivotal figure in the German art scene of the last half century. He refined film language with his experimental features, was an important paragon and an early patron of figures such as Helge Schneider and Christoph Schlingensief, and his collection of early precursors of film is of world renown. In her documentary feature director Ulrike Pfeiffer shows Nekes in the midst of his collection in the town of Mülheim an der Ruhr, talking with friends, colleagues and peers like Alexander Kluge, Bazon Brock and Anthony Moore. The result is a complex portrait of an artist, emphasising his actual work and artistry instead of, as is often the case, anecdotes and biographical filler.

Director
Ulrike Pfeiffer
Script
Ulrike Pfeiffer
Producer
Gerd Haag
Photography
Bernd Meiners, Thomas Vollmar
Editor
Kawe Vakil
Music
André Feldhaus

Domestic Distribution

mindjazz pictures
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Germany

Selected filmography Ulrike Pfeiffer

ROKOKO (1997)