Konstantin Rall - 15'
Eckhardt is on his way to the employment agency. He is thinking about his life, and ends up remembering his wild, erotic relationship with Mariana, which gave him more insight into the interconnectedness of life than his years of academic study of philosophy and literature. This short portrait of the intellectual and emotional life of the young humanities scholar Eckhardt - a man literally incapacitated by his own mind - is illustrative of a young academic elite that is useless to the labour market.
Director not to present this film for Public, the Jury can award the film through private screening.
Konstantin Rall was born in Stuttgart in 1986.
Before taking up film making, he played percussion in ensembles and symphony orchestras under conductors such as Sylvain Cambreling, Paolo Carignani, Kent Nagano and Kirill Petrenko. He was film recordist in independent productions and a voice artist in radio plays and documentaries for SWR and ARD. ECKHARDT is his first short film.