Werner Schroeter, one of the greatest directors of New German Film, finds out that he is terminally ill with cancer in 2006. He is in the midst of staging SCHÖNHEIT DER SCHATTEN, a scenic project on Robert Schumann and Heinrich Heine at Düsseldorf’s Kunsthalle. A race against time begins, determined by hope and apprehension.
In MONDO LUX Elfi Mikesch presents an intimate portrait of Werner Schroeter at work during the last four years of his life, of a man driven by his unflagging passion for the cinema, the stage and photography. We see him rehearsing for ANTIGONE/ELEKTRA, preparing for, an exhibition of his photographs, AUTREFOIS & TOUJOURS, and in the studio supervising the overdubs for his most recent film DIESE NACHT, filmed in 2008 in Portugal.
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