★★★★ "a strangely compelling experience" - The Times
“A work of profound beauty about the timelessness and universality of love and heartbreak.” - Andrea Picard, Cinema Scope
A contemporary romance brings to life the historical correspondence between post-war poets and lovers Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann.
In the comfortable confines of Vienna’s Funkhaus, two actors read the poet’s famous letters to each other. Slowly but surely, the writers’ intense emotions inhabit the bodies and faces of the two readers, filmed in close-up. With them, we re-live the aftermath of the Second World War as a pair of young people questioning the concept of love.
The resulting film is a brilliant cross between observational documentary and essay film.