After Walter Benjamin
Russia | 2016 | 62’
Original language with Italian subtitles
Curated by Milano Design Film Festival
Film investigates the visual form of storytelling in today’s society. In his essay The Storyteller, the philosopher Walter Benjamin lamented the disappearance of the storytelling. Benjamin’s essay from 1936 is the starting point for director Nathaniel Knop, to ask about today’s forms of storytelling and thus about comprehension. He finds answers in the arts or lets a walrus hunter talk, who immortalises his stories on the tusks of hisprey. The film leadsus on an exciting journey from Europe to the USA, from India to Russia. Nathaniel Knop portrays a philosophy of storytelling and provides a fascinating insight into a world full of hidden stories. The protagonists are: architects Peter Eisenman and Nikolaus Hirsch, artists Özge Açikkol & Seçil Yersel, Simon Starling, NikolayPolisski, fakir Lalu Baba, activist Ali Shamsher, walrus hunter Boris Girgiroskyn.