DOCUMENTARY ARTURO UI
FORMAT: Documentary film
LOCATION: Landsberg am Lech, Wasserburg am Inn
PRODUCTION AND OVERALL DIRECTION: Wolfgang Hauck
FILMMAKER: Robert Fischer
TEASER: Video Vimeo
TRAILER: Video Youtube
With the support and on the initiative of the FILMFORUM at the Landsberg Municipal Theater, Kurt Tykwer, we, the association dieKunstBauStelle e.V., have started a documentary film project with a special local and artistic reference in 2019.
This Landsberg project is also a presentation of decades of cultural work in Landsberg. It will be significant not only in terms of content, but also for Landsberg’s image. The media coverage of this project by BR television, media and press in 2019 has also reflected this importance.
THEATER ON THE WAITZINGER WIESE
From August 3 to 11, 2019, the performances of his great and time-relevant play entitled:
DER AUFHALTSAME AUFSTIEG DES ARTURO UI, were shown at the Waitzinger Wiese in the circus tent for the Brecht Year.
CREATION OF THE PLAY
The production was created by THEATER WASSERBURG, and the production and overall management was done by Theater DIE STELZER from Landsberg am Lech. DIE STELZER had also made this possible as a highlight of the 25th anniversary in Landsberg.
The uniqueness in the cooperation of the different genres as well as the artistic level developed thereby was an occasion to portray this project with a documentary film for the first time.
CONTENT OF THE PIECE
Arturo Ui wants to get to the top. At any cost. Bribery, corruption, murder, fraud, whatever the means. The main thing is to get to the top: taking advantage of an economic crisis, with oratory and agitation, Arturo Ui succeeds in a frighteningly easy political rise.
Morality is not far behind in times of crisis, and so a nobody becomes the head of an empire with undisguised audacity. For Brecht, circus is also a place of mass suggestion, a type of public relations from which elements of enchantment, pretense, theatricality are indispensable.
Photo Hermann Will
- THEATHER WASSERBURG
The production was by Uwe Bertram, who has been the director of Theater Wasserburg since 2003, was employed at the Volkstheater Rostock and received the Federal Cross of Merit in 2015.
- DIE STELZER
Die Stelzer is a professional theater in private ownership, which has been active in Landsberg since 1983 or 1994 with different formats, from festival plays, youth theater and professional, international theater. The Landsberg theater is now internationally active and is present worldwide as a cultural ambassador for Landsberg. The production and training of actors for „Theater auf Stelzen“ is an essential core in this production of ARTURO UI.
VOICES ON THE PLAY AND DOCUMENTARY FILM
“This co-production by the Stelzern, Theater Wasserburg and Circus Boldini [was] a story unlike any other in the world.”
“[The documentary is] a special testimony to the cultural achievements of the Landsberg region and its inhabitants.”
Prof. Dr. Georg Feil
“Part of the culture of remembrance is dealing with the Nazi era on many different levels […]. The “Arturo Ui” shows in artistic form the way to the “Machtergreifung”. […]
The unique combination of music, stilts and free theater shown in Landsberg is of great relevance for today.”
PD Dr. Edith Raim
“In cooperation of the Theater Wasserburg with the Stelzern from Landsberg, the parable of “Arturo Ui” was staged in an impressive way and this project was portrayed by Robert Fischer in a documentary film. This film production is now […] to be integrated into the lessons”.
“The very extraordinary concept with the participation of the artist family should shine far beyond our district.”
Molly and Veith von Fürstenberg
FILMMAKER ROBERT FISCHER
The renowned filmmaker Robert Fischer could be won for the realization.
He has already made the Hubert von Herkomer documentary (awarded the Ellinor Holland Art Prize 2014)
USE AS A FILM AT AND WITH SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT OF LANDSBERG AM LECH
The film will be specifically integrated into lessons (German, history, art) in cooperation with schools in the district. It will serve as a focal point for the various subjects and topics. Accompanying materials for the lessons will be created and serve as a basis for the teachers. The presentation/premiere is to take place in Landsberg.
Stiftung der Sparkasse Landsberg-Dießen
- Alex Dorow, Member of Parliament
- Anja Schweikert, former Deputy Headmistress of Landsberg am Lech Secondary School
- PD Dr. Edith Raim, historian
- Prof. Dr. Georg Feil, expert and producer
- Molly von Fürstenberg, successful producer and founder of OLGA-Filmproduktion
- Veith von Fürstenberg, founder of the Filmverlag der Autoren in Munich, film producer, screenwriter and director
- Ursula Triller, Headmistress Ignaz-Kögler-Gymnasium Landsberg am Lech