The making of Berlin

BERLIN | Yves Degryse
Sat 9 Mar 20:30
9 Mar
20:30

After a performance of Zvizdal during the Berliner Festspiele, the makers of BERLIN, meet a spirited, elderly German. They get talking and are immediately fascinated by his improbable life. Several discussions and weeks later, they decide to dedicate the final part of their Holocene Cycle, in which they have created a series of city portraits, to him - with Wagner's Götterdämmerung in a crucial role.

‘Deze film, deze voorstelling, is een zorgvuldig gesponnen web, een vernuftig verhaal vermomd in een documentair jasje. Een feest van verwarring.’

Trouw, ★★★★★

The making of Berlin is a portrait of a city, constructed around the story of a Berliner who worked as an orchestral conductor at the Berlin Philharmonic. A man with an exceptional story who would like nothing more than to complete an unfinished chapter of this life. The makers want to help the man realise his dream, with the aid of amongst other the orchestra of Opera Ballet Flanders and radio station Klara. But all too soon they uncover cracks in his story.

BERLIN
BERLIN was founded in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2003, by Yves Degryse [current artistic director of BERLIN], together with Bart Baele and Caroline Rochlitz. They decided not to pin themselves down on one particular genre, but to venture into the documentary realm and let the site where each foray took them guide their inspiration. BERLIN’s performances are warmly received by both theatre and film enthusiasts, and play in that space where theatre and film, fiction and fact meet.


Credits

Regie Yves Degryse
Cast Friedrich Mohr, Martin Wuttke, Stefan Lennert, Werner Buchholz, Alisa Tomina, Krijn Thijs, Chantal Pattyn, Symfonisch Orkest Opera Ballet Vlaanderen olv Alejo Pérez, Yves Degryse, Caroline Große, Michael Becker, Claire Hoofwijk, Alejandro Urrutia, Marek Burák, Marvyn Pettina, Farnaz Emamverdi, team BERLIN: Jane Seynaeve, Eveline Martens, Jessica Ridderhof, Geert De Vleesschauwer, Sam Loncke, Manu Siebens, Kurt Lannoye, team Opera Ballet Vlaanderen: Jan Vandenhouwe, Lise Thomas, Eva Knapen, Christophe De Tremerie
Video en montage Geert De Vleesschauwer, Fien Leysen, Yves Degryse
Stage montage Maria Feenstra
Droneshots Yorick Leusink, Solon Lutz
Behind the scenes beelden Fien Leysen
Scenografie Manu Siebens
Decorbouw Manu Siebens, Ina Peeters, Rex Tee
Decorontwerp en -bouw film Jessica Ridderhof, Klaartje Vermeulen, Ruth Lodder, Ina Peeters
Compositie muziek en mixing Peter Van Laerhoven
Live uitvoering muziek Rozanne Descheemaeker of Matea Majic/Diechje Minne
Film uitvoering muziek Peter Van Laerhoven, Tim Coenen, Symfonisch Orkest Opera Ballet Vlaanderen olv Alejo Pérez
Mixing orkest Maarten Buyl
Geluidsontwerp en -techniek Arnold Bastiaanse
Geluidsopnamen Bas De Caluwé, Maarten Moesen, Bart Vandebril
Vertaling en ondertiteling Dorien Beckers, Maria Feenstra, Annika Serong, Nadine Malfait
Technische coördinatie BERLIN Marjolein Demey
Technische coördinatie
Voorstelling Manu Siebens, Geert De Vleesschauwer
Techniek Bregt Janssens, Jurgen Fonteijn, Hans De Prins
Productieleiding Jessica Ridderhof
Productieondersteining Duitsland Daniela Schwabe, Gordon Schirmer
Research wagner Clem Robyns, Piet De Volder
Stage research Annika Serong
Fotografie Koen Broos, Gordon Schirmer
Teasers & trailer Fien Leysen, Jan Bosteels/Beeldstorm
Zakelijke leiding Tine Verhaert, Kurt Lannoye [tem 2021]
Dagelijke coördinatie en productie Jane Seynaeve
Spreiding Eveline Martens
Communicatie Sam Loncke
Productie BERLIN
Coproductie DE SINGEL [Antwerpen, BE], le CENTQUATRE-PARIS [FR], Opera Ballet Vlaanderen [BE], Voo?uit [Gent, BE], C-TAKT [Limburg, BE], Theaterfestival Boulevard [Den Bosch, NL], Berliner Festspiele [DE]
Met de steun van de Vlaamse Overheid, Sabam for Culture, Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid via Flanders Tax Shelter
Met dank aan Linnen Berlin, Xaveriuscollege [Antwerpen], Zaal Billy [Merksem], corso [Berchem], Klara, Het nieuwstedelijk, De Munt - La Monnaie, Cornelius Puschke, Lisa Homburger, Oderberger Hotel, Jill Barnes, Aino El Sohl, Natasha Padabed, Max-Philip Aschenbrenner, Carena Schlewitt, Myriam De Clopper, Barbara Raes, Dirk Rochtus, Anneleen Hermans, Mark Reybrouck, Karen Vermeiren, Guido Spruyt, Hannes D'Hoine, Niels Kloet, Roel Gelderland, Mark Dedecker, Eric Mostert/VMOO, Cees Vossen