Idendity and Action
in Uncerctian Times
After 3 years of hard work our documentary
is ready – despite the lack of film funds and TV participations in Germany. This long-term observation is a current and poetic metaphor of
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
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
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
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