D 2019 | HD | 1:1,78 | colour | surround | 154 minutes
A sprawling mycelium. The starry sky over the Romanian Carpathians. The first two images introduce the dimensions that are at the core of Olanda: details and fine structures on the one hand, constellations and the bigger picture on the other. The focus is on a seasonal asset of the area - the mushroom. Amongst people it is the foragers who are nearest to them and the focus of the film is on them: on walks through the forest, in the tent camp, during car rides and conversations. From here it follows the rhizome-like ramifications that continue to branch out in the form of money: to local and international merchants, to an impromptu shoe market in a clearing, to gambling among colleagues. The film tells of these trading cycles by assuming a mushroom-like structure without ever losing its centre of thought. Beyond an analysis of economic structures, however, it is also the sensual document of a rhythm of everyday life in the forest, as experienced by foragers as the first link in the recycling chain. In the cinema, it can be experienced as an audiovisual mushroom-trip into the magical world of the Carpathian forests.
script & direction BERND SCHOCH co-author ANDRÉ SIEGERS camera SIMON QUACK sound recording OREST SKAKUN, ANDRÉ SIEGERS, MARIUS SIMINEL MÂNUNTELU production management Romania MARIA TRIFU editing BERND SCHOCH, ANDRÉ SIEGERS colors TIM LIEBE sound design & sound mix ROMAN VEHLKEN voice ILEANA MANICEA
off texts ANDRÉ SIEGERS, first text out of PETER HANDKES "Versuch über den Pilznarren: Eine Geschichte für sich", Suhrkamp 2013
translation & transcrition MARIA TRIFU additional translation OREST SKAKUN, DANA TOMOS, MARIUS SIMINEL MÂNUNTELU, SAM HEINRICHS music PETE KEMBER / SONIC BOOM, THOMAS WEBER / KAMMERFLIMMER KOLLEKTIEF subtitles ANCA BUZATU, ALEXANDER MIRIMOV, ANTJE HARBECK (SUBS Hamburg) illustration HEIKO SIEVERS title graphics STEFFEN GOLDKAMP website LASLO STRONG bestboy ZOMA DYLAN SCHOCH car support KLAUS SCHOCH
produced by FÜNFERFILM
funded by FILMFÖRDERUNG HAMBURG SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN, DIE BEAUFTRAGTE DER BUNDESREGIERUNG FÜR KULTUR UND MEDIEN, BREMER DOKUMENTARFILM FÖRDERPREIS DES FILMBÜRO BREMEN presentation supported by GERMAN FILMS