1907, Paris. Over three fever-dream nights in the Hotel Biron, poet Rainer Maria Rilke encounters the ghost of his good friend, artist Paula Modersohn-Becker, who died shortly after giving birth to her first child. In response to this haunting, Rilke writes his epic prose lament, "Requiem for a Friend", as a tribute to Paula. One hundred years later, a theatre director prepares to stage Rilke's "Requiem" in Berkeley California as avant garde performance art resulting in mysterious resonances and recurrences.
Featuring Lloyd Bricken as "Rilke"
with Sylvi Alli, Lee Vogt, Felecia Faulkner
and Antero Alli as the "voice of Rilke"
"Requiem for a Friend" by Rainer Maria Rilke (Stephen Mitchell, trans.)
CGI by Michael McWhirter. Screenplay and direction by Antero Alli