Deutsche Version

Könnte ich doch jenen Traum noch einmal träumen

Director: Wolfgang Lehmann    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 1996
Synopsis: The Film is based on excerpts from the novel Genji Monogatari (The story of Prince Genji) by Murasaki Shikibu, written around 1004 and 1011 in Japan. It is not a traditional film version of a book. Instead, it uses the text as a narrative thread spoken from the "off" to tell a love story: From the beginning, the time of estrangement and its end. Everything happens, repeats itself and yet, is never the same. A woman is seen walking from behind, she is moving continuously. She goes through a forrest, over a field, a graveyard, a room. The Film is drifting in time, frozen time, fragmented time. In summer, autumn, winter and spring, nature and life repeat their cycles seemingly endlessly. In truth time is spiralling, not circling, and no spring is identical though it shares the same characteristics such as: the plants blooming. But with each year it is nevertheless ever changing. A simple example being: As we grow older each year we change. "Could but Dream that Dream Once More" is a visual game, a love story from its beginning to the moment of a remembered love past and at the same time it is a ritualised, formal, continuous repetition of the same - yet different pictures of a woman dropping a veil as she passes. (Wolfgang Lehmann)
Language: German

Technical Attributes

Format: 16mm
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 40
Color: b&w
Sound: Magnetic track
Aspect ratio: 1:1,37
Length in metres: 436
Weight: 2
Number of reels: 1