Gimka und Golka und Ich

Susanne Weck
Documentary
27'
2012 — Avril

Synopsis

Gimka and Golka. I was six years old when they came into my life. I was at school and saw them in a book full of photographs meant to teach us about life in Africa: the women get water from the well, the men pray and go hunting. For the pupils party, children wear rabbit ears.

This life seemed gorgeous to me. At home in Munich, I could be a mouse in my ballet class "Nutcracker“ or cycle through the vastness of close-by English Garden. But while I was dreaming of our prince charming Ludwig II. and his castle Neuschwanstein, I wished I were in a small and far away village: Almé.

And what if I were there for real?

“Gimka und Golka und Ich” is about the German film directors encounter with the two protagonists of her favourite childrens book depicting in photographs the life of two little girls in a Cameroonian village. 35 years later, a new poetic story is told sounding the possibilities of transcultural communication.

Director's biography

Susanne Weck, born in Munich / Germany in 1978, currently lives and works in Berlin and
Brussels. She studied Fine Arts / Sculpture at the Art Academy Berlin – Weissensee and at
the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Since she has pursued various art projects
and exhibited internationally. Her installations and documentations are often realised in team
work and deal with questions of orientation, construction of perspectives and world views in
an often playful way.

Filmography

  • "Gimka und Golka und Ich“ is her first film.

Diffusions

27ème festival international du film de Parnu en Estonie
Innsbruck Filmfest Rejected 2013
Filmer à tout prix - Bruxelles
Elles tournent - Bruxelles
Norrköping International Film Festival Flimmer - Norrköping
It's all true - Sao Paulo
Gimka und Golka und Ich
N° du film F245
Réalisateur nom Weck
Réalisateur prénom Susanne
Mois de finition Avril
In progress No
Genre Documentaire
Durée minutes 27
Process Color
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Shooting format Hdv
Screening format Beta sp
Dvcam
Version Allemand
Français
Subtitles Anglais
Allemand Français
Screenplay Susanne weck
Film editing Véronique crosset
Sound mixing Yoerik roevens
Sound recording Rachel bale guenge
Sound editing Sabrina calmels
Image Susanne weck
Synopsis fr

"voici gimka et golka. elles sont amies et vivent en afrique.
venez avec elles! elles veulent nous montrer et nous raconter leur vie..." (gimka et golka)

Étant enfant je rêvais de ce monde, maintenant j'y suis allée.

le film sera une interprétation sur ma rencontre avec mes deux héroïnes d'enfance, une tentative de rencontre entre un monde imaginé au travers d'un livre d'enfance et une réalité perçue.

Synopsis en

gimka and golka. i was six years old when they came into my life. i was at school and saw them in a book full of photographs meant to teach us about life in africa: the women get water from the well, the men pray and go hunting. for the pupils party, children wear rabbit ears.

this life seemed gorgeous to me. at home in munich, i could be a mouse in my ballet class "nutcracker“ or cycle through the vastness of close-by english garden. but while i was dreaming of our prince charming ludwig ii. and his castle neuschwanstein, i wished i were in a small and far away village: almé.

and what if i were there for real?

“gimka und golka und ich” is about the german film directors encounter with the two protagonists of her favourite childrens book depicting in photographs the life of two little girls in a cameroonian village. 35 years later, a new poetic story is told sounding the possibilities of transcultural communication.

Biographie du réalisateur
susanne weck, née à munich / allemagne en 1978, vit et travaille à berlin et à bruxelles.
elle a étudié beaux-arts / sculpture à la art academy de berlin et à l'académie willem de kooning à rotterdam. depuis, elle a poursuivi des projets artistiques divers et exposé à l'étranger. ses installations et documentations sont souvent réalisés en équipe et traitent les questions d'orientation, de la construction de points de vue et des visions du monde d'une manière souvent ludique.
Director’s biography Susanne weck, born in munich / germany in 1978, currently lives and works in berlin and
brussels. she studied fine arts / sculpture at the art academy berlin – weissensee and at
the willem de kooning academy in rotterdam. since she has pursued various art projects
and exhibited internationally. her installations and documentations are often realised in team
work and deal with questions of orientation, construction of perspectives and world views in
an often playful way.
Filmographie
  • "gimka und golka und ich“ est son premier film.
Screenings 27ème festival international du film de parnu en estonie
innsbruck filmfest rejected 2013
filmer à tout prix - bruxelles
elles tournent - bruxelles
norrköping international film festival flimmer - norrköping
it's all true - sao paulo
Filmography
  • "gimka und golka und ich“ is her first film.
Executive producer Frédéric guillaume
Production Ajc!
Production AJC! 2012