Staub (Dust)

Documentary / Germany – Switzerland / 2007 / 90’

  • Author:Hartmut Bitomsky
  • Director:Hartmut Bitomsky
  • DOP:Kolja Raschke
  • Editor:Theo Bromin
  • Distributor:RealFiction Filmverleih
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:Venice IFF 2007, Rotterdam IFF 2008, Gotenburg IFF 2008, Cinéma du Réel Paris 2008, Seattle IFF 2008, Yamagata IDF 2009

Dust. It is everywhere and ever present. A conglomeration of the finest particles set in motion as soon as things are starting to settle. It is fought and cleared away and yet returns again even as it is being removed. A Sisyphus whoever tries to defeat it. Dust nestles in carpets and in attics. It invades laboratories and settles on artworks. It is blown into the air from factory smokestacks and resides in every raindrop. Dust causes illness, dust makes up the cosmos. It is the smallest, discernable subject about which to make a film.

In co-productions with Dschoint Ventschr (CH), Big Sky Film and WDR in association with arte and Schweizer Fernsehen. Supported by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.