The list of ingredients to bake a loaf of bread is shorter than you may expect
– flour, salt and water is all that is needed to make sourdough.
Despite that, commercially produced bread nowadays is often packed with a long list of food additives aiming to improve productivity, flavor, appearance and preservability, while keeping production expenses at a minimum.
Michael Schulze is a bread maniac currently living and working in Freiburg, Germany,
whose passion and love for bread is only superseded by the magnificence of his creations.
His masterpiece, the Friburger Michel, is a sourdough bread that takes from starting the dough
to leaving the oven, a total of 40 hours.
The result is an incredibly aromatic and flavor-complex loaf of bread with a moist inside and a crunchy caramelized crust.
This film is part of the final project in our cross-media course at the Albert-Ludwig-University, Freiburg.
We owe special thanks to Horst Hildbrandt, the UB Medienzentrum, as well as the bakery Pfeifle
and Michael Schulze without whom the execution of this project would have been unthinkable.
Subtitles available in the English language (interpreted by Eyal Kantor).
Idea, Direction & Cinematography - Lennart Fritze
Rough Cut, Sound Recording & Sound Design - Eyal Kantor
Production Supervisory - Luise Schreck
Score Composition - Antonio Vivaldi