DAS RETIRÉE – Art film by Julie Pfleiderer

Produced by Visualantics and Video Power. Shot in Neuss from 2019 to 2022

A daughter asks her father to draw Das Rétirée, the never built house he designed before he retired as an architect. While he’s drawing, a conversation unfolds in which Das Rétirée is presented as a place of serene distance where difficult conversations can be had. As they start building an architectural model of the house, the film itself becomes this retreat: the safe space in which father and daughter talk about subjects for which there seems to be no place in everyday life.

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