“Two couples suffer the failure of their relationships 30 years apart. Director Angela Schanelec’s bisected narrative is a quietly beautiful meditation on love, loneliness, and happiness just out of reach. Rigorous, intelligent, and formally beautiful, her work deals with notions of chance and transience, the complexity (and frequent opacity) of human relations defying the dictates of fate. Its precise construction matched by the suggestive mystery of its bisected narrative, “The Dreamed Path” is Schanelec’s most moving — even devastating — film to date. (…) Exquisitely shot by master cinematographer Reinhold Vorschneider in a palette that manages to be both vibrant and muted, “The Dreamed Path” gives a Bressonian weight to bodies as Schanelec constructs an intricate choreography among these four characters, their paths intersecting within a nominally realistic space that may be dreamed or entirely imaginary. While the narrative conundrum at the film’s centre creates much mystery, Schanelec introduces small, touching gestures of empathy and understanding (as well as traces of sly humour) that subtly destabilize the film’s tone and enhance its seductive strangeness. (…)” (Andréa Picard, Toronto IFF)

Around The World in 14 Films 2016, presented by Via Lewandowsky – in attendance of directress Angela Schanelec and members of the cast

With the support of Fitz & Skoglund




+++ Berlin Premiere +++



OT: Der traumhafte Weg
Country: Germany 2016
Production: Filmgalerie 451, WDR, ARTE
Cast: Miriam Jakob, Thorbjörn Björnsson, Maren Eggert, Phil Hayes, Anaïa Zapp, Alan Williams, Miriam Horwitz
Format: DCP / Colour
Length: 86 min.
Language: German OF / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: Piffl Medien,
Festivals: Locarno, Toronto, Vancouver, Seville, Hamburg etc.