The film shows the development, downfall and rebirth of Bauhaus as a social utopia, but also introduces the still valid social and artistic projects, that are linked to the history of Bauhaus. The movie discusses the question of how we would like to live and how do we imagine our future.

Niels Bolbrinker (1951, Hamburg) studied photography and film at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Since 1983, he has worked as a DOP and director of documentaries. He received various international awards for his work. His first feature-length documentary on the Bauhaus won the Liliane Stewart Award for best documentary in the design arts at the FIFA in Montréal.

His previous film in a previous festival edition is Bauhaus – Model and Myth.

Thomas Tielsch (1953, Lörrach) founded Filmtank in 2001 which has since made nearly 80 high-quality, international and prize-winning documentaries for cinema and television. Most projects are realised with European co-production partners (e.g. from Bulgaria, Spain, Finland), broadcasters and film funds. Filmtank productions have received international awards.

Photo: Sabine Hackenberg