Afterwater

There is a geography of miracles. Jonasz studies insects and fishes, Signe leaves and herbs. After a day spent in gardens and libraries, they meet, take the train and leave the city, pitching their tent on the shores of a lake. As they read, eat fruit, wander the forest and swim in the cold water, the outside world feels further and further away. A stranger appears and a trio is formed. But there are also other trios, other lakes, different places, different times.

Credits

Director, Writer and Editor

Dane Komljen

DoP

Jenny Lou Ziegel

Costume

Isabelle Lange

Choreography

Rose-Anabel Beermann

Location Sound

Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
and
Jordi Ribas

Sound Design

Jakov Munižaba

Sound Mix

Linus Nickl

Co-producers

Montse Triola – Andergraun Films
,
Vladimir Vidic, Natasa Damnjanovic – Dart Film
and
Jeonju Cinema Project

Producer

Zsuzsanna Kiràly

Technical information

Germany, South Korea, Spain, Serbia 2022
DCP | 1:1.33 | 5.1 Mix |

With

Jonasz Hapka
,
Ton Gras
,
Rose-Anabel Beermann
,
Signe Westberg
,
Boban Kaludjer
,
Gorka Martin
,
Clàudia Robert
,
Alice Heyward
and
Orlando Rodriguez

Funding provided by

Medienboard Experimental Fund
,
Jeonju Cinema Project 2018
,
Serbian Film Center
and
Filmförderung Vorarlberg

Festivals

Berlinale – Forum
,
Cinéma du Réel
,
FICUNAM
,
Art of the Real
,
Jeonju International Film Festival – Jeonju Cinema Project 2019 Winner
,
Artists Film Festival
,
New Horizons International Film Festival
and
FIDLab 2018 – Kodak and Silverway Award

World Sales

Square Eyes Film

Distributor

Arsenal, Institut für Film und Videokunst

Bio/Filmo Dane Komljen

Dane Komljen, born in 1986 in Banja Luka, SFR Yugoslavia. He studied cinema and art. His first feature, All the Cities of the North, premiered in 2016. Afterwater is his second feature. He works and lives in Berlin.

  • Afterwater, feature film (2022)
  • Phantasiesätze, short film (2017)
  • All the Cities of the North, feature film (2016)
  • All Still Orbit, short film (2016)
  • Our Body, short film (2015)
  • A Surplus of Wind, short film (2014)
  • Tiny Bird, short film (2013)
  • Bodily Function, short film (2012)
  • I Already am Everything I Want to Have, short film (2010)