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Lost Pictures ∞ Lost Memory?

Finding Pictures

Time Warp

Vincenzo Floridia,
or the last rose of Noto

Bussmanns in the Wood


The Picture Chamber of Bruno Schulz

Photo Gallery Index

Organization of 
Events and Speechs

Bio - Filmography

Reflection on my work


Imprint / ©

NEWS and Editorial


Idendity and Action
in Uncerctian Times

After 3 years of hard work our documentary  "… Messina"  is ready – despite the lack of film funds and TV participations in Germany. This long-term observation is a current and poetic metaphor of Europe.

But even if we did not find a suitable premiere venue, considering the film's actuality and on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the G7-Summit in Taormina and the G20-Summit in Hamburg,  we decided to put the online movie trailer on Vimeo and YouTube.

We are also pleased to present 3 excellent comments, from people who have already seen the whole film “… Messina”: 

Really impressive Story; in my opinion exactly the kind of European film, we need now: concrete, on-site, reassuring, not postulating but developing values out of the subject matter.
Martin Hagemann
, Film producer and Professor of Film and Television Production at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

I watched the movie at once, and it was truly gripping. It is the same type of real-life fiction that inspires novels. Not to mention that absolutely great D’Arrigo.
Claudio Magris
, recipient of the Erasmus Prize, Prince of Asturias Award, Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, visiting professor at the Collège de France

I finally watched your movie – and I am glad that I waited for a quiet and concentrated moment to do so. Because the pictures clearly depict the fictional world of D’Arrigo. The necessarily vague contours are given a clarity I felt I was living in for moments. 
And without being able to precisely analyze and describe it, I had the impression that the rhythm of your movie transferred the book’s often dominant prosaic rhythm to a new dimension. 
A commentary, an intellectual debate – and at the same time a “realization” in the medium of pictures.
I am very grateful to you for this.

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
, Professor of Literature and Comparative Literature, Stanford University, California, USA, visiting professor at the Collège de France

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Past Events and Notes:

Int. ExhibitionS

The Picture Chamber of Bruno Schulz

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Lost Pictures ∞ Lost Memory?
Interdisciplinary Series of Events

Lectures / Music: 
Anarchy in the UKR with Juri Andruchowytsch, Ljubko Deresch & Serhij Zhadan - Sobaki v Kosmosi
THE INCANTATION OF THE CIRCE – Giordano Bruno; The  mafia Psyche – with Prof. Girolamo Lo Verso 
Lost Pictures ∞ Lost Memory? 
Haute cuisine: culinary art – with the Sicilian master chef Corrado Assenza
Flyer interdisciplinary events (PDF)

InTeatro e.V. and Benjamin Geissler Filmproduktion in collaboration with: Machtclub Uebel & Gefährlich; Italienisches Kulturinstitut, Hamburg; Hamburgischer Richterverein; Gesellschaft Hamburger Juristen; Hochschule der Polizei Hamburg; Gallo Nero, Enoteca e Ristorante; Caffè Sicilia; Filmfest Hamburg

Lost Pictures ∞ Lost Memory? is available on DVD on the Exclusive Online-Shop
subtitled in 5 languages (German, English, French, Italian and Portuguese).

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RAI RADIOTRE: Interview with Nadia Malverti about our audiobook production: Italian fairy tales in Italian – "Si conta e si racconta" slipcase with 3 CD's and booklet

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Tutti sanno chi sono Cappuccetto Rosso e Biancaneve. Ma chi conosce Rosmarina, Don Peppe del Pero, Stella Diana, Pirichicchio? Un regalo speciale, che accompagnerà nel tempo piccoli e grandi.

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The open letter by the writer ANDREA CAMILLERI
regarding the destruction of the UNESCO – World Heritage
Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, Sicily
under the following link to the Italian newspaper  la Repubblica: