Dorothea Braun | Austria, Italy 2015 | 29 Min. | OmeU
Brenner/Brennero: an ancient village on an ancient path between north and south embodies in its’ geography the opposing desires between those who are passing by and those who are forced to stay. Stuck between an outsized shopping mall, forested mountains and windy, massive freeway, this shrinking, lost village on the invisible borderline between Italy and Austria seems to face an eternal time of change and elusiveness. This strong influence of changing, the violence of the surrounding nature and the passing of passengers are constantly shaping this place’s aura of absurdity, dreariness and melancholy. We are seeking that blues-feeling throughout the film, noising around with the camera, meeting and observing people and situations on the search for a glimpse of hope, which might shine through rays of neon lights.