Unhappy people are dangerous. You should remember that. And I was unhappy when I heard that I have to write about some Faust movie, because, honestly, I hate when they just give me some trailer and say – write something about this!
Especially when the only thing I can actually say in German is – Ich liebe Dich!
Now, all of you who are familiar with the upcoming Alexander Sokurov‘s (Russian Ark, Alexandra, Moloch and Mother and Son) project, have no idea what I’m talking about, right? Well, the thing is – I have some cool photos and one shitty clip from this movie that I want to share with you today, and I don’t understand a single word they’re saying! Because – it’s in German.
And, as far as I’m concerned, this is one hell of the movie with some people who are very happy because they finally have an opportunity to take a public bath! What the fuck?
Sokurov’s Faust is not a film adaptation of Goethe’s tragedy in the usual sense, but a reading of what remains between the lines. What is the colour of a world that gives rise to colossal ideas? What does it smell like? It is stuffy in Faust’s world: earthshaking plans are born in the cramped space where he scurries about.
He is a thinker, a mouthpiece for ideas, a transmitter of words, a schemer, a daydreamer. An anonymous man driven by simple instincts: hunger, greed, lust. An unhappy, hounded creature that issues a challenge to Goethe’s Faust. Why stay in the moment if one can go further? Further and further, pressing forward – not noticing that time stands still. And you shall pass, too.
That’s an official synopsis for the Faust, movie that will be premiered in competition at the 68th Venice Film Festival that will open on August 31 and will run through September 10, 2011.
Faust stars Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinskiy, Isolda Dychauk and Hanna Schygulla.
Hope you’ll have fun with this clip as much as I did!