Opening session of the festival

Die Donau rauf
Peter Nestler y Zsóka Nestler
Sweden, 1969, 28 min, 16 mm transfer DCP, colour, German

Peter Nestler y Zsóka Nestler
Germany, 1992, 43 min, 16 mm transfer DCP, colour, German

Die Donau rauf (1969), made in collaboration with Zsóka Nestler, is a slow-moving journey up the Danube revealing many-layered narratives unearthed from the ancient and recent past blending with the slow progression of the riverboat, the landscape and images of people at work. The film addresses the cultural, social and political history of the river by bringing together scattered histories, from remains found on the riverbanks to the history of shipbuilding and commerce between the two world wars, from the peasants’ revolt in the 17th century to the horror of the Holocaust (through a poem by Miklós Radnóti read by Zsóka Nestler).

Zeit is a film that is at the heart of Peter and Zsóka’s practice and their interest in traditional art forms and the people who make them. In the film six painters and artists from Hungarian villages talk about their lives and display their works for the camera. The film conveys the generosity shared in this exchange between the artists and the filmmakers, who make a unique portrait about the craft behind these works, the freedom of those who make them and the way they represent a personal and collective history.

Opening session of the festival
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
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With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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