MY GRANNY, 1998 (Documentary)
documentary super16, DV > transfered HD
MY GRANNY is an intimate portrait of my grandmother Else Rorarius, born in 1914 in Pomerania, in present-day Poland. A documentary of the relationship with her husband who died in the second world war and left my father only 10 days after his birth.
Co-production with the Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Else Rorarius grew up with her eleven siblings on the court of the parents. After she met my grandfather at a dance, they married in 1941 and moved to Berlin. During World War II my grandfather was stationed as a soldier and became ill with typhus. He died 10 days after the birth of their common child: my father. Despite the difficult circumstances during and after the war my granny is a fun-loving woman and talks in her wonderful way of the memories of her youth. The film stands as a synonym for an everyday fate at that time.
© photos: Claudia Rorarius / Soquietfilms
Director of Photography
STEFAN KARLE (16mm)
CLAUDIA RORARIUS (DV)
PROF. DIETRICH LEDER