La chambre d´Ortolan / The ortolan chamber

by renfah on 09/03/2016, no comments

“La Chambre d’Ortolan” is a film about the ceremonies and customs that constitute the mechanisms of representation and distinction of the elite. It depicts a last meal, designed as such by the old dignitary, in which he is served a small songbird, the ortolan, the eating of which is associated with various myths. The myths surrounding François Mitterrand’s last meal are the starting point for our reflections on the silence of power.

La Chambre d ́Ortolan / The Ortolan Chamber / Die Kammer des Ortolan
HD Video (Originally recorded in 4k), 20 min., 2015


Written, directed and edited by
Marcuse Hafner & Anna Mitterer

Aleksandra Cwen, Joachim Bißmeier, Michael Schönborn, Bastian Wilplinger,
Ragnar Kazunin,Vera Kozerchuck
Chanson: Lyrics A. Emanuely, Music D. Benedek, performed by Anne Bennent
Camera: Georg Weiss

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival, France
(Short Film Corner)

North Carolina Film Awards, USA
(Winner “President´s Award”)

International Short Film Festival Kolkata, India
(Nomination “Best Film”)

Leiden Intenationsl Short Film Experience, Netherlands
(Nomination “Best Film”)

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival, India
(Nomination “Best Short Film”)

Kitzbühel Filmfestival, Austria
(Nomination “Best Short Film”)

Zsigmond Vilmos Cinematography Film Festival, Hungary
(Out of Competition)

The ortolan chamber site

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