At night

A film by Claudia Lehmann and Konrad Hempel.

At night

Piano Fantasia in D minor, K397
  • A film by: Claudia Lehmann Konrad Hempel
  • Musical interpretation: Daniel Regenberg
  • Production
    Concept & implementation: Institut for Experimental Affairs
  • in collaboration with : Thomas Ballhausen
  • Direction and production assistant: Henrike Wiemann
  • Image design: Eike Zuleeg
  • Sound design: Andreas Mohnke
  • Production design: Stephanie Därr
  • Costumes: Anna Lechner
  • Make-up: Dorothea Eisel
  • Set / props: Tobias Esche
  • Lighting: Rasmus Bjerregaard
  • Actors

    Jenny Schily
    Daniel Regenberg
    Oskar Lehmann
    Josefine Hempel
    Carl Hegemann
    Alexander Lode
    Christian Rau
    Thelma Buabeng

Night makes us see our very existence differently. At night, we approach the dark side of our existence, delicately and secretly; at the same time, night frees us from all constraints, admitting imagination into our life. The starting-point for the film Nachts is Mozart’s Fantasia in D minor – possibly his most frequently played piano work, at least amongst young students. The piece lends inspiration for this narrative film in which clues of the composer’s biography and musical elements of the composition are weaved into a woman’s (played by Jenny Schily) nocturnal journey through a city. She has to go somewhere, wants to go somewhere. But where does she arrive? Torn between her longings and encounters, between genius and fear of failure, between  freedom and constraints, she finally finds herself. In reality, everything is different – or exactly the same.