Deutsche Version

Begegnung

English title: Encounters
Alternative title: Rencontre
Director: Meggie Schneider    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 2013
Synopsis: In one of the myriad backyards of Berlinʼs Scheunenviertel, in view of the Synagogue, a security fence and within reach of the Alexanderplatzʼs eternally looming tower, 
our encounter finds its point of departure. This establishing shot sounds all the themes that will unfold over the next six minutes, opening a field of tension comprised 
as much of lines of demarcation as it is of touching points; some of them oblique, some pronounced.
A young man ventures out into the countryside. At the destination of his journey into a seemingly bygone era, 
he will learn how to butcher a goose, encountering the animal beyond (but always in view of) its future as a product. 
This meeting between man and animal, young and old, life and death – though infused with tenderness and grace – does not belie the many questions inherent to it.
The filmʼs intimate choreography finally culminates in a mise-en-scène of the finished meal.
Language: German

Technical Attributes

Format: Data
Rental status: on-site viewing
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: English
Resolution: 1920x1080
Size: 6,08 GiB
Container: MOV (QuickTime)
Codec: ProRes 422, PCM
Running time (minutes): 6
Color: color
Sound: Stereo
Aspect ratio: 1:1,78
Frames per second: 30
Number of reels: 1