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Veit Helmer Retrospective

20/08/2020

Four films from Veit Helmer now showing (almost) worldwide on Spamflix

A journey through this great German director’s selected filmography will lead us to discover fantastic, dreamy worlds, extraordinary settings, such as hidden villages in ex-soviet republics and the world's first and largest operational space launch facility.

 

Tuvalu (Germany, 1999)

Absurdistan (Germany, 2008)

Baikonur (Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, 2011)

The Bra (Germany, Azerbaijan, 2018)

 

Although he counts with a plurality of voices, casting actors from all over the world like French Denis Lavant, Serbian Miki Manojlovic, Spanish Paz Vega, Russian Chulpan Khamatova, among others, almost no dialogue is needed to develop narrative tension between its protagonists: mostly lead characters in seek of attention of their beloved ones to crown their romantic dream of love.

 

Will they always lead to success and a happy ending? We won't spoil it, but if you like films where reality and fantasy flirt along the whole narrative process, Veit Helmer is your new must see.