© Céline Berger, 2017

Film still

2017 | BALLADE
Experimental Short film: 2K, 16:9, color, 5.1, German or English (Sync.), 23:00
Script, direction, edit: Céline Berger - Camera: Julia Franken - Cast: Mareile Blendl, Stefan Gebelhoff, Klaus Ebert

A barren landscape, the wind blows. Three protagonists hike across the plateau, deep in conversation with one another. They recount specific issues from their professional lives as Project Leader, Personnel Officer, and Managing Director. Banal words of regret and apprehension, trivial dreams of a better future, which, displaced in an arid landscape, resonate in a peculiar way.
With a script based on coaching dialogues recorded in various business schools, BALLADE questions the rhetoric and narrative strategies of business coaching.

Funded by:
Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Kunststiftung NRW, Stipendium für Medienkünstlerinnen des Landes NRW, Filmlaboratorium Düsseldorf.

=> Link to Synopsis as a pdf