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Zwischen uns Gott
God Between Us
Rebecca Hirneise’s film centers around the uncles and aunts of her Protestant family engaging in a conversation about their faith for the first time. This reveals an unexpectedly intense and personal world of Christianity. A dialogue unfolds, revealing a broad spectrum of absolute devotion to the Bible, charismatic ecstasy, and a deep-seated fear of God.
|Rebecca Hirneise, Philipp Diettrich
«I advocate conversation.»
At some point, Rebecca Hirneise had to get away. Far away from her family, where religion held the thoughts and lifestyle of children and adults alike in an oppressive straightjacket. Many years later, the desire for connection and understanding led her back to her Swabian hometown. In GOD BETWEEN US she records her attempts to clear away the mutual alienation in her own family circle, where there’s plenty of prayer but not much discussion.
PANDORA’S LEGACY by Angela Christlieb at IFFR Rotterdam
Angela Christlieb’s complex mosaic on a fascinating family history unveilling G.W. Pabst’s multi-talented wife Trude celebrates its world premiere in the Cinema Regained section of the 53rd Rotterdam Film Festival. Two more brand-new Austrian films are screening at the IFFR Harbour program: GOD BETWEEN US by Rebecca Hirneise and VENI VIDI VICI by Daniel Hoesl and Julia Niemann.