As an artist, Betina Kuntzsch has developed the genre of video drawing, often combining hand-drawn animations with historical film, photo and archive material to create animated, documentary short films. Visual art and film art are in harmony, interweaving and complementing each other. She has just won the LUCA GenderDiversity Film Award at FILMFEST DRESDEN for her film LOЇE FULLER – THE ELECTRIC SPRITE about the serpentine dancer Loïe Fuller, who revolutionized stage and film art around 1900.
Betina Kuntzsch talks with Borjana Gaković about her short film HALMASPIEL (Chinese Checkers, 2017) – which tells the story of her mother. A biography in the 20th century: Growing up in the Nazi era, youth in post-war Germany, building the Wall and life in the GDR, and after the fall of the Wall in united Germany. They also talk about Betina’s project VOM SOCKEL DENKEN (Thinking from the pedestal) – Artistic Commentary on the Ernst Thälmann Monument, which consists of ten short films.
Another edition of Talks’n’Topics:
Short films by Betina Kuntzsch in the short film catalogue of AG Kurzfilm. The online version of the short film catalog offers information on almost 2000 German short films produced since 2004, more than 900 of which can be previewed online by industry representatives.
featured image HALMASPIEL © Betina Kuntzsch