Lichtgestalten (Icons of Light)
Love drama, 81 minutes
Film website: film-lichtgestalten.de
Premiere: Filmfestival Max Ophüls Prize
with Theresa Scholze, Max Riemelt
Sebastian Schwarz, Max Woelky
Script & Directing: Christian Moris Müller
Director of photography: Mario Krause
Setdesign: Paola Cordero Yannarella
Cutter: David J. Rauschning
Music: Phillip Feneberg, Felix Raffel, Chandra Fleig
Costume: Gioia Raspé
Make-up artist: Marlen Elstner
Sound recording: Benjamin Kalisch, Lukas Lücke
Dramaturge: Alexander Kunja
Production manager: Martin Danisch
Producer: Christian Moris Müller
Film fund: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Press material is available here.
Katharina (Theresa Scholze) and Steffen (Max Riemelt) seem like the quintessential successful Berlin couple – they have well-paying jobs, a loving relationship and a spectacular apartment. One night, fed up with the predictability of their lives, they decide on a radical change: They’re going to extinguish all traces of their existence and start over.
They set up a camera to film the process, hoping others will follow their lead. They begin to destroy their belongings, empty their bank accounts and erase the digital remnants of their lives. Even from their best friends, the couple Robert and Paul, they intend to hide their plan to disappear forever. As everything around them breaks into pieces, their film takes a turn of its own – and their secretive revolution becomes a fight for their love.